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Started 6/4/12 by Derby132; 99968 views.
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 ;-)

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

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