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2021 Thoroughbred Makeover and National
Symposium Ticketing Information

Join the Retired Racehorse Project for the Thoroughbred Makeover — the largest and most lucrative Thoroughbred retraining competition in the world! Over 400 horses recently retired from racing and with no more than 10 months of retraining descend upon the Kentucky Horse Park to contend in one or two of ten disciplines and vie for their share of over $100,000 of prize money.

Most of the event is FREE to attend, except for the ticketed events described below. 

Click here to view the Schedule of Events. 

Event Location: 
Kentucky Horse Park- Covered Arena
4089 Iron Works Pike 
Lexington, KY 40511

October 2-5th (Finale is held on Saturday, Oct. 5th)


Inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit (No cost to attend)

3 PM, Tuesday, October 1st in the Covered Arena Club Lounge

The Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and the Retired Racehorse Project are joining forces to present this conference focused on education and networking among those with a professional interest in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds after racing. The summit, through featured speakers, will focus on topics such as finance, business management, board governance and grant- and sponsorship-seeking best practices. There is no cost to attend the summit, however attendees are encouraged to RSVP.

Makeover Celebration Party ($40)

6 PM, Friday October 4th at Ashwood Training Center, 2501 Russell Cave Rd, Lexington, KY 40511

It’s time to party, with a Thoroughbred twist: head over to Ashwood Training Center, just five minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park, and enjoy an evening of great food, live music and cash bar. Ashwood Training Center is an active Thoroughbred training facility that will provide a perfect Bluegrass backdrop to a catered barbecue dinner. Some special awards will be presented, so don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate! 

Thoroughbred Makeover Finale ($10)

Events start at 8 AM and run all day, Saturday, October 5th

The Finale takes place all day Saturday in the TCA Covered Arena, with the top five riders from each discipline’s preliminary round returning. Each discipline competes separately in the Finale, and each has its own final test to determine the Makeover Champion in that discipline. The crowd favorite (determined by text message voting) from among the 10 discipline winners is then crowned the Thoroughbred Makeover Champion and earns a $10,000 check.

VIP Viewing of the Finale is available in the Club Lounge overlooking the arena. Guests will receive a catered breakfast and lunch and two drink tickets for a full bar. ($75)

RRP Members receive one free Finale ticket.  Not a member?  Join here.

RRP Members: click here to receive your coupon code. 

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 Retired Racehorse Project is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


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