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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. In addition, there will be 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 Retired Racehorse Project, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, created the Thoroughbred Makeover to showcase the trainability and talent of off-track Thoroughbreds. The competition is intended to inspire good trainers to become involved in transitioning these horses to second careers, and the National Symposium serves to educate the people involved in the care, training, and sale of these horses to responsible owners.