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Big Brown to Run for ReRun in Haskell   Horse Racing

Started by ChristineNJ; 215 views.

From: ChristineNJ


For Immediate Release                                                                      

                         July 30, 2008

Contact:  Felice Busto for Additional Information:  732-598-5032



Big Brown to Run for ReRun in the Haskell Invitational


ReRun, Inc., the nonprofit adoption program for ex-racehorses with chapters in New Jersey, Kentucky and New York, announced that owners IEAH Stables and Paul Pompa, Jr. will have Big Brown, winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, participate in the nonprofit’s Running for ReRun program at the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park race track on August 3. According to Felice Busto, Vice President of ReRun, Big Brown’s owners were more than happy to participate in the program through which owners donate a portion of purse earnings from a race to support the adoption of ex-racehorses.


“We are thrilled to be participating in such a great cause.  This is a great way to give back to our industry” said Michael Iavarone, Co- President of IEAH.  This is not the first time IEAH Stables has offered support to ReRun. The company was a sponsor of and guest at the nonprofit’s second Annual Day at the Races charity luncheon at Monmouth Park June 21st, where they were joined by Dr. Patty Hogan, VMD.  Dr. Hogan will be the head surgeon of the new Ruffian Equine Medical Center at Belmont Park which is being built by IEAH.


Ms. Busto hopes that participation in the Running for ReRun program by Big Brown’s connections will encourage other racehorse owners to join the program. “There are so many retired racehorses who need loving, permanent homes once their careers are over.” said Busto. “This is a great way for owners to give back to the horses in the industry and help ReRun so that we can make available to them the more humane alternative to auctions.  Plenty of owners care about the future of their retired horses and will make the right choice of placing them in ReRun’s adoption program, but we have to have the funds and resources to keep that option open to them.


For more information on ReRun and the Running for ReRun program, visit

From: cigarello


ya know despite some bad press, mr. iavorone seems to try to do the right thing for horses in general and there is no question he loves Big Brown

From: swedishkat


How cool - now let's just hope & pray that the Big bad Brown is back to his normal incredible form and we will get to enjoy running beauty again!!              :) Kat

From: hornsix1


Thanks for posting this! I'll be at Monmouth on Sun watching BB run!
This type participation by BB's connections is the sort of thing we need to see more of across the board.

Just a bit of trivia: Dr. Patty Hogan, VMD is the doc who treated our beloved Smarty Jones when he smashed his head in starting gate training as a 2 yr old.



"His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch, and his countenance enforces homage. When I am bestride him, I soar. I am a hawk; He trots the air: The earth sings when he touches it." ------ Wm. Shakespeare

  • Edited 7/31/2008 4:02 pm ET by hornsix1

From: Lorene1950


I agree, I miss Big Brown, and looking forward to his race. He is an awesome horse!
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From: canjo


I will be there at the Haskell cheering Big Brown as I did at the Belmont. What a great horse he is and worth cheering about!