Lexington, KY (June 22, 2015) New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is delighted to announce that Fasig-Tipton has donated $100,000 to sponsor the outdoor arena at their new racehorse retraining and rehoming facility on the historic Mereworth Farm. With phase one of the project to start construction this month, Fasig-Tipton is one of the founding supporters of the New Vocations $2 million capital campaign. The organization has also been a staunch supporter of the program’s efforts for many years through Blue Horse Charities.
Last month New Vocations launched a capital campaign to build a premier racehorse adoption facility in Lexington, Kentucky. Once complete, the new facility, which will include two 15-stall barns, indoor arena, outdoor arena, office and multiple pastures and paddocks, will double the program’s Lexington capacity, allowing the program to help more retiring racehorses each year.
“The New Vocations project at Mereworth Farm is an outstanding example of what can be accomplished through the cooperative efforts of many parties in the Thoroughbred industry,” said Boyd Browning, President and CEO of Fasig-Tipton. “Fasig-Tipton is proud to participate in this capital campaign and we look forward seeing many Thoroughbreds benefit from the retraining and adoption efforts of New Vocations at this exceptional facility.”
“Thousands of retired racehorses will benefit from the vocational training received in the new arena, ” said New Vocations Program Director Anna Ford. “We are forever grateful to Fasig-Tipton for their pledge to our campaign and continued support of our mission to rehab, retrain and rehome retired racehorses.”
A ceremonial groundbreaking will take place on Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at the construction site on the corner of Dolan and Bethel Roads in Fayette County. Boyd Browning of Fasig-Tipton, Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm and Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day will speak during the short program. A light lunch will follow. The public is welcome, but must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the campaign’s progress, make a donation, and learn more about the naming and giving opportunities by visiting the capital campaign’s website at www.newvocations.org/capital-campaign.
About New Vocations
Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of nearly 6,000 individuals, with 450 retirees entering the program each year. With seven facilities in Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of aftercare options.