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MONTHLY $5 DONATIONS.....SORT OF   Horse Rescue Issues

Started Mar-16 by NWFLAFOB; 457 views.
DJoAnn

From: DJoAnn

Apr-2

This is a great idea!   I know Bea a little bit and trust her implicitly.  I will certainly help with this!

thank you!, 

jodie

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NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

Apr-4

Thank you!   Bea has been around forever - I trust her, too!  Hard to believe it's been 15 years of Barbaro.

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NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

Apr-25

Bea has sent out the below update about her efforts to raise what is needed to claim this horse.  As she points out, he will become a resident at Equine Advocates rescue for the rest of his life.   

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I am reaching out again, hopefully for the last time, to fans of Barbaro to help save Drosselmagic (son of Drosselmeyer), from ever having to race again.  He deserves to go to Equine Advocates for a long and happy life.

According to his horse profile he has raced 78 races.  Five of these races took place in 2021 at Parx Race track, Bensalem, PA.  Tomorrow  will be race number 79 for him race # 10 at Parx.

We are VERY, VERY close to having the right amount of funds to have him claimed for us.

Please fellow FOB’s, in honor of our sweet Barbaro’s birthday this coming Thursday, April 29th, help this horse have a happy life.  It was our sweet Barbaro who got our attention to save as many horses as we can, in his honor, in his memory.  Let’s save one more.

Please send a donation in check form to me:

Bea Gobee

129 Wellington Way

Bushkill, PA 18324

Home: 570-588-0880

Please know that he will NOT be my horse.  He will belong to Equine Advocates who will be responsible for his care forever. Once we get him, he will be their responsibility and they will provide his care for the rest of his life.

Go to Equine Advocates website to see where this beautiful horse would spend the rest of his life, if  you will let him.  They recently celebrated 25 years in rescue. And one of their supporters is famous actress BeBe Neuwirth of Blue Bloods and Madam Secretary.

I am here to answer any questions anyone may have. Feel free to call the phone number above.  It is my home phone. If I don’t answer, leave a message and I will return your call.

All donations so far are in my safe, not being cashed till I have the amount needed to have him claimed.

Thank you in advance.  No donation is too small.

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NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

Apr-27

Sad update for this effort...from Bea Gobee:
 

DROSSELMAGIC

MARCH 28, 2013 – APRIL 26, 2021

SON OF DROSSELMEYER  - BELMONT STAKES 2010 & BREEDERS CUP CLASSIC 2011 WINNER

MOTHER AWESOME SIX  GRANDMOTHER AWESOME AGAIN

It is with another broken heart, I want to inform everyone who cared about this horse and donated to trying to give him a wonderful, happy retirement at Equine Advocates, Chatham, NY that our sweet Drosselmagic lost his life last night during his 80th race at Parx Race Track.

He hurt his leg coming out of the gate.  He ran his race till the finish line.

This message is being sent to all those who have donated to saving this horse. 

As I said, I will not cash any checks till we had the full amount to claim him.  We were $646.00 short.

My plan is to give funds collected to Equine Advocates in Chatham, NY which is where Drosselmagic would have spent the remainder of his life at their expense.

If you would like me to mail your check back to you, please let me know and I will return it to you shortly.  As soon as I am able to function again. Some checks promised have not been received yet.

Thank you for your donation, care and consideration for this poor boy.

Grandma Bea Gobee

Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Apr-28

When I saw the race results the other day I was fearful he would be put down. Thank you for letting us know the final result for Drosselmagic. Heartbreaking that he came so close to being retired and spending the rest of his life grazing in pastures. Parx and Charlestown continue to have more than their share of injuries and fatalities.

Thank you for trying to protect him. Rest well, lovely Drosselmagic.

NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

Apr-28

I saw an online petition the other day to close Parx.

When Bea sent out the email update, I was literally speechless and in tears.  I still can't wrap my brain around how close he came to being rescued from the life of racing and know that fact is eating at Bea's heart.  

Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Apr-28

Hope Parx is forced to close.  They have had just as long as other tracks to advance improvements and seemingly have done nothing.  I avoid viewing any races at this and a few other tracks unless there is a horse I am really following.  Too many things happen.

cigarello

From: cigarello

Apr-28

 That was his 80th race?  SMH

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