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Started 6/4/12 by Derby132; 104317 views.
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

11/19/14

TCA to Honor Motions, CANTER at Auction

Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Graham and Anita Motion with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 25th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction Jan. 10 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington. 

"We are pleased to honor Graham and Anita and CANTER for their tremendous work on behalf of Thoroughbreds," said TCA president Dan Rosenberg in a statement. "Their efforts are at the heart of the mission of Thoroughbred Charities of America and for that we thank them."



Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/88806/tca-to-honor-motions-canter-at-auction#ixzz3JZ6TnL11

Derby132

From: Derby132

11/19/14

What a great couple.   It is wonderful what they have done and it is really nice to see them honored for it.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

11/19/14

I saw this earlier and what a great, deserving couple they are! I'm hoping others can emulate their efforts !
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

11/19/14

Very deserving recipients!!

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

11/19/14

Yes the are a great couple and so good for the sport.

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

4/30/15

I thought this was a great place to put this article

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2437211-living-like-a-king-the-pampered-life-of-a-racehorse

Living Like a King: The Pampered Life of a Racehorse

"They get spoiled like French poodles that sit with fat old ladies on their front porches," said Guillot, a colorful Cajun from New Iberia, Louisiana. "They get talcum-powdered on their [rear ends] after they get bathed. We manicure their feet every day. Their teeth get taken care of. The majority of horses wouldn't get this in a regular setting. Racehorses get exercise and treatment that most others don't."

Whether living at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Maryland, which is the equine equivalent of a four-star luxury resort, or a mid-level track like Laurel Park, or at the relatively tiny Delta Downs racetrack/casino in Vinton, Louisiana, top horses are as fussed over as any athletes in the sports world

Derby132

From: Derby132

4/30/15

Pampered is good!

Yes, keep this thread alive.  TY!

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Derby132

From: Derby132

6/25/15

Large Farms Step Up To The Aftercare Plate With In-House Programs And Policies

Darley has a strong alliance with CANTER Kentucky and with the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), which is based at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Director Susanna Thomas views the Darley horses that are rehoming candidates and selects which ones she thinks will work best for the MMSC program. Other Darley horses are rehomed directly from their own facilities.

“If we have horses that need a lot more time to get ready for a second career, we send them to Caddel Equine [Therapy Center in Georgetown, Ky.], where they get the one-on-one care and education to prepare them for new careers,” Browne said.

Darley has gifted nearly 100 horses to new owners over the last five years; the horses have gone on to various careers including polo, eventing, hunting, companion animals and everything in between.

Because of the positive word of mouth, Darley can have a waiting list of up to 50 potential new homes at any one time. When Darley gifts the horses, they advise new owners that if the horse doesn’t work out for any reason, Darley will take the horse back, rehabilitate or retrain the horse as necessary and rehome the horse again.

more:  http://www.paulickreport.com/horse-care-category/large-farms-step-up-to-the-aftercare-plate-with-in-house-programs-and-policies/

cigarello

From: cigarello

6/25/15

 Hi Cindy:

Thanks for posting this - it is good to know that there are people in the industry giving a horse a chance for a good life after their racing days are over.

 

Darley is an amazing place.  I visited there several years ago.  Holy moly, the place is gorgeous, the stalls are big. the horses there have a very good life.

 

Marilyn

Derby132

From: Derby132

6/26/15

And the Darley horses not residing there have futures beyond their racing careers.  I was very pleased to read this too.

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