Retired Racehorse Radio by Kentucky Performance Products is your guide to the adoption, care and training of the retired racehorse. While the show will focus on retired Thoroughbreds (OTTB), it will also cover other racehorse breeds like Standardbreds and Arabians. Brought to you in cooperation with the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. Part of the Horse Radio Network.

To listen, you can search for Retired Racehorse Radio on any Podcast player, download the Horse Radio Network Mobile App on IOS or Android, or visit www.horseradionetwork.com. You can also use the media player embedded on this page!

 

Episode 1:  How to Pick an OTTB with Elisa Wallace, 52 Thoroughbreds and Golden Annie by Kentucky Performance Products

Jamie Jennings and Joy Hills chat with Elisa Wallace, winner of last year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, about what she looks for in her OTTB prospects. We hear how a small business dream led to the adoption of one of the famous 52 thoroughbreds, and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption joins us to bring you our Winner’s Circle – Adoptable Horse of the Week Golden Annie! 

 

 

Episode 2: The Thoroughbred Makeover, History of the Racehorse, RRP Spotlight Rider Shelby Dennis and Shere Kahn by Kentucky Performance Products

Take a listen to Episode 2 of Retired Racehorse Radio as Jen Roytz from the Retired Racehorse Project tells us what it takes to make the magic happen at the Thoroughbred Makeover, we get a fascinating history of racehorses from the Keeneland Library and our first ever RRP Spotlight Rider, Shelby Dennis, fills us in on makeover horse, George. Plus, stay tuned for our Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse of the Week brought to you by New Vocations: Shere Kahn!

 

 

Episode 3: California Chrome’s Manager, OTTB Guy Kyle Rothfus, Training Tips and Adoptable You’re So Munny

Travis White from TaylorMade (where California Chrome stands) takes us to the breeding shed to talk about how high stake breeders pair mares and stallions in hopes of the breeding the next Triple Crown Winner. In keeping with our breeding theme, Kyle Rothfus, aka that OTTB Guy, comes on to talk about his non-traditional method to breeding his first filly. Leandra from New Vocations brings us our Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse of the Week, You’re So Munny.

 
 

Episode 4: Thoroughbred Auctions, Lindsey Partridge, Australia’s Travis Doudle and Adoptable Emotional Hedge

Take a listen to Episode 4 of Retired Racehorse Radio as we take you to largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house in the world to learn about racehorse sales. We go Down Under to chat with Australia’s Travis Doudle about his unique way of training his racehorses. The legendary Lindsey Partridge joins us as our RRP Spotlight Rider. And of course, stay tuned for our Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse of the Week, Emotional Hedge

 

Episode 5:  Retired Racehorse #5: Trailering Your OTTB, JETEquitheory’s Jill Treece and adoptable Sweet Dreamer 16

Take a listen to Episode 5 of Retired Racehorse Radio as Monty Roberts talks about how to help your horse feel confident in the trailer. Jill Treece from JETEquitheory shares how she’s adopted positive reinforcement training to help her OTTB get ready for the Thoroughbred Makeover and stay tuned to learn about one hunky gelding who is ready to find his forever home in this week’s New Vocations Winner’s Circle – Adoptable Horse of the Week: Sweet Dreamer ’16.

 

Episode 6:  Retired Racehorse #6: Olympian Dorothy Crowell, 12 Yr Old Savannah Embly and Trainer Claire Connaghan

Take a listen to Episode 6 of Retired Racehorse Radio as Olympic decorated and 2nd winner of the Kentucky Three Day Event, Dorothy Crowell, comes on to talk about her secret weapon to winning: the Thoroughbred. Plus, we welcome our youngest Retired Racehorse Project Spotlight Rider, 12-year-old Savannah Embly, and stay tuned for an exclusive preview of the 2019 New Vocations Open Barn and BBQ horses! To register for the online auction (NEW FOR 2019!) and to buy tickets for the Open Barn and BBQ, click here

 

Episode 7:  Live from Kentucky 3 Day Event with Rosie Napravnik and Nick Larkin

Take a listen to Episode 7 of Retired Racehorse Radio as they are coming to you LIVE from Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event in beautiful Lexington, KY! We chat face to face with some of your favorite pros and how the Thoroughbred has influenced their lives! Rosie Napravnik, a badass female jockey who has shown that the track isn’t just for the boys, and Nick Larkin joins us at the New Vocations Open Barn BBQ to tell us about how his $900 OTTB became a Kentucky 3 Day Champion.

 

Episode 8: Going Western with Katelin Bradle and Amber Fawcett, Plus Eventer Lynn Symansky

Take a listen to Episode 8 of Retired Racehorse Radio as we take you to the wild west with Katelin Bradley, founder of the Western OTTB, and learn about how a thoroughbred can hold her own in working ranch with our RRP Spotlight Rider, Amber Jacobson! Plus, we reminisce about Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event, and have an amazing interview with professional 4-star eventer, Lynn Symansky! To mix it up even more, we have a special treat for you with our first ever featured Standardbred on this week’s New Vocations Adoptable Horse of the Week, Atlantis Secret

 

Episode 9: OTTB Makeover Update, Prepurchase Exams, Winner Amy Lent by KPPUSA.com and adoptable Aldby Park

Take a listen to Episode 9 of Retired Racehorse Radio as we speak with Dr. Seamans about the anxiety-inducing Pre-Purchase Exam including what are true red flags and what are not when looking at ex-racehorses. Jen Roytz from the Retired Racehorse Project updates us on the planning for the Thoroughbred Makeover and how you can be involved in the magic! We have our #MyOTTBStory winner, Amy Lent, come on to tell us about her mare’s transformation from the racetrack to her second career and our New Vocations Winners Circle – Adoptable Horse of the Week named Aldby Park.

 

Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 11: Justify 111 Days to the Triple Crown, Tomato Tomahto, and adoptable Tam O’ Shanter, sponsored by KPPUSA.com

Accomplished journalist and author Lenny Shulman comes on to talk about his new book Justify: 111 Days to the Triple Crown and gives us a chance to relive the 2018 Triple Crown winner’s greatness. Jamie and Joy offer some training advice, and professional rider and beloved HRN auditor Kayla Benney comes on to talk about her Thoroughbred Makeover horse as today’s RRP Spotlight Rider. Plus, learn about our New Vocations Winner Circle – Adoptable Horse of the Week, Tam O’Shanter. Stay tuned!

 

Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 12: Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr., Saddle Fitting the OTTB, and adoptable Netti’s Legacy, sponsored by KPPUSA.com

Today we bring you the myth, the legend, the man – Laffit Pincay Jr. – one of the most successful jockeys in racing history! Plus, saddle fitter extraordinaire Amanda Anderson from Saddlefitter.us comes on to give you tips on fitting your tricky Thoroughbred’s saddle. And, of course, we have our New Vocations Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse of the Week, Netti’s Legacy! Stay tuned!

 

Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 13: Ulcers in the Ex-Racehorse, Marcy Gruchalak Goes Western at the Makeover and adoptable Bikini Breeze, sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products

Today we talk about the white elephant in the veterinary clinic. That’s right, we’re talking ulcers with the famous Dr. Seamans! Jamie gives some training tips and we answer some listener questions. Marcy Gruchalak joins us as our RRP Spotlight rider to talk about her Thoroughbred Makeover horse. And, of course, we bring you another fabulous New Vocations Adoptable Horse of the Week: Bikini Breeze! Stay tuned!

 

Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 14: New Vocations, Retired Racehorse Project, RRP Spotlight Rider Clare Mansmann and adoptable Wild About Jack, sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products

We speak with Anna Ford, the program director of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, about the program’s beginning and what future adopters should keep in mind when adopting their horse. Kristen Kovatch-Bentley comes on to talk about her new role at the Retired Racehorse Project and what to look out for with the upcoming Thoroughbred Makeover. Our RRP Spotlight Rider is Clare Mansmann, who is sharing her road to the Makeover story on Eventing Nation! And, of course, we have our New Vocations Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse: Wild About Jack! Listen in!

 

Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 15: Monty Roberts on Racing, Compete at Home, RRP Spotlight Rider Casey French and adoptable Classic Romeo, sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products

Monty Roberts—world-famous horse trainer, trainer to the Queen of England and author of many books and article—talks about his recent article, Pivotal Time for the Thoroughbred Racing Industry. OTTB owner and entrepreneur Aryelle Stafford tells us how you can compete with your ex-racer in the comfort of your own backyard. Our RRP Spotlight rider is Casey French who tells us about her TB Makeover horse, Awesome Choice. And, meet New Vocations Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse of the Week, Classic Romeo, who was recently adopted!

 

Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 16: Secretariat Larger Than Life and Final TB Makeover Update and adoptable Sharm, sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products

In this episode of Retired Racehorse Radio, meet artist Jocelyn Russell, who tells us about your next bucket-list item: visiting a new and larger-than-life Secretariat statue! With the Thoroughbred Makeover only a week away, Jen Roytz, executive director of the Retired Racehorse Project, shares the latest update on what you have to look forward to at the Kentucky Horse Park! And, meet New Vocations Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse of the Week, Sharm! Listen in!

 

Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 17: LIVE From the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and adoptable Sharm, sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products
Live from the Thoroughbred Makeover: Jamie gives us a wrap on her competitions with Baby Groot, Eventer Ellen Doughty-Hume offers some training tips, Jennifer Osborne travels from Las Vegas and Justin Powers plays some Makeover style polo. And, meet New Vocations Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse of the Week, Sharm! Listen in!
 
 
Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 18: Ultimate Triple Crown Race and OTTB Digest, sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products
Today we are all about the stories! Journalist and thoroughbred lover, Eric Floyd, joins us to tell us about his new book Heaven’s Premier Horse Race. Amateur owner gone blogger, Abbi , shares her honest experiences of being both a teacher and student when training her OTTB! Listen in!
 
 

Retired Racehorse Radio Episode 19: Mounted Archery, Thoroughbred Makeover Wrap, Getting Ready for Winter and adoptable Colormepegasus, sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products

We get a recap of the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover and what’s to come for 2020 with RRP Executive Director Jen Roytz. One of our lovely HRN auditors, Lindsey Hellmuth Peirce, joins us to talk about her experience in mounted archery and how she trained her OTTB, Rocket, to do it. Our favorite vet, Dr. Seamans, joins us again to talk about prepping your ex-racer for the cold winter weather, and of course, we have our New Vocations Winner’s Circle Adoptable Horse of the Week, Colormepegasus! Listen in!