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Started 6/4/12 by Derby132; 97863 views.
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Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/3/13

Flay to Receive Earle I. Mack Champion Award

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/76503/flay-to-receive-earle-i-mack-champion-award#ixzz2MX8AyBjy

Chef and racehorse owner Bobby Flay has been selected as the recipient of the Earle I. Mack Thoroughbred Champion Award, annually given to an individual for outstanding efforts and influence on Thoroughbred racehorse welfare, safety, and retirement.


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

3/13/13

This is great!!

Twitter enhances fan experience

According to Kelly Wietsma, whose public relations firm Equisponse works with well-known racing outfits like Starlight Racing, in many cases fans are getting information via Twitter "straight from the horse's mouth."

"Someone running that account who is in the barn, around the horse every day, is going to be able to offer a very well-informed connection," Wietsma said.

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

3/13/13

A Rock Center video on Sagamore Farm and how Under Armour CEO bought it.

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

3/13/13

Sara check out the video in the post above. 
Derby132

From: Derby132

3/13/13

That's a neat video.  Things have been tough for Maryland racing, I'm glad to see this guy invest in it's future.
KentuckyTB

From: KentuckyTB

3/13/13

Thanks!  Will watch it tomorrow - I'm so glad they are revitalizing it... the industry needs good things.... I am so depressed seeing Vinery's sale ad (you can check out the link on their website - www.vinery.com - it honestly gets me all emotional seeing the pics of the empty barns...)
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/13/13

I am too and I love that it is on Sagamore farm and he kept the name! :)
Derby132

From: Derby132

3/13/13

Yes, wonderful that Sagamore Farm will continue.
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Derby132

From: Derby132

2/16/14

New York Horsemen 'Take The Lead' In Thoroughbred Retirement

 

By Teresa Genaro @BklynBckstretch

With one phone call, trainers and owners at New York Racing Association tracks can find a good home for their retired racehorses, thanks to a new program initiated by New York horsemen.

 

 ...as of April 2013, the trainers and owners on the backstretches of New York Racing Association (NYRA) tracks can place their horses in an aftercare program by making a single phone call.

Kelly is a member of the board of directors of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA), which last spring launched Take The Lead, a program that partners with a handful of retirement, retraining, and adoption facilities. When a trainer has a horse whose racing days are done, he can call the program’s executive director, Andy Belfiore, or trainer Rick Schosberg, and within days, the horse is on his way to a facility that’s been vetted by the organization.

“It’s a no-brainer,” said Schosberg. “We’re in this business for our pleasure, and these horses give. When you think about a Thoroughbred, from the day they’re born until their last race, all they do is give of themselves, and we need to do our best to take care of them through this process.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/teresagenaro/2014/01/31/new-york-horsemen-take-the-lead-in-thoroughbred-retirement/

GreybirdK

From: GreybirdK

2/17/14

This is very good news.  Funny how things can get done without a lot of hollering ;-)

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