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Press Credentials for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

Hundreds of off-track Thoroughbreds, each with 10 months or less of retraining. Three days of competition in 10 different disciplines, vying for a share of $100,000 in prize money. Thousands of spectators watching online and in person. And at the end, one overall winner, crowned America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.

Now in its fifth year in its current format and location, the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, will take place Oct. 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The competition is organized by the Retired Racehorse Project, a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds.

Over 2017-2018, over 87,000 people experienced the Thoroughbred Makeover through in-person attendance and online livestreaming via Facebook Live, USEF Network and Blood-Horse. The competition was covered by The Horse, Blood-Horse, Paulick Report, Thoroughbred Daily News, The Chronicle of the Horse, Daily Racing Form, and many more.

Click here to sign up for press releases about the Thoroughbred Makeover and Retired Racehorse Project.

Information for photographers:

GRC Photo is the official photographer of the Thoroughbred Makeover. Other photographers should fill out the form below to request a press pass.

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2018 Press Pass Application

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Press packets/credentials can be picked up at the Information Desk in the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, October 3-6th.
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Building Bridges to Second Careers...Increasing Demand for Thoroughbreds
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 Retired Racehorse Project is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


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