A Guide to Donating to Aftercare

In the wake of the social media scrabble between NTWO and iCareiHelp, many people have expressed concerns on who they can trust when they make donations toward the care and housing of Thoroughbreds while they are rehabilitated or prepped for new homes. The following information is the process that I go through when I decide on whom I am sending money to as a show of my support. However, before I start this article, I will say that (unfortunately) this isn’t the first or last time that a situation like this has arisen. If you feel like you’ve been “scammed” out of funds, please do not let this deter you from contributing again in the future. This article will hopefully give you a starting point to find an organization that you trust or can volunteer at in your area.

Fabulous Las Vegas is Triple Crowned

No, it’s not the sparkling city in Nevada, but the newest Polish Triple Crown winner in this year of remarkable performers. While the racing in Poland isn’t as high profile on an international scale as it is in America, they’ve had their own superstars emerge the last few years.


The news has broken that John Asher has passed on from an apparent heart attack. His passion for the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs will be long-remembered by everyone he leaves behind. The Casual Galloper joins the rest of the racing community in mourning for the loss of one of the largest and most personable figures in racing.

Keeneland September Sale Preview: Session 3

Session 3 of the sale (while still part of Book 1) starts some of the more interesting pedigrees for me, as many of these yearlings come with a racing family, but won’t require you to go into debt for the rest of your life to afford them like some of their earlier counterparts. This session begins on Wednesday, September 12th and the bidding will begin with HIP 496 at 11:00 AM.