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July 31, 2013

New Vocations Receives Thoroughbred Charities Of America And Blue Horse Charities Grants

Thoroughbred aftercare funding organizations Blue Horse Charities and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) have both awarded New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program grants to aid their efforts to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome retired Thoroughbreds.

“We are very grateful to receive both grants and have the continued support of two worthy organizations,” shared Program Director Anna Ford.

New Vocations has successfully met all grant criteria for TCA and Blue Horse Charities. We are happy to include them among our 2013 grantees,” said Erin Crady, Executive Director of Thoroughbred Charities of America. “Funding from TCA and Blue Horse will assist New Vocations’ ongoing efforts to rehabilitate, retrain and adopt out off-the-track Thoroughbreds."

Formed by Fasig-Tipton in 2001, Blue Horse Charities assists nonprofit organizations that work to offer adoption solutions for Thoroughbreds no longer suitable for breeding or racing. The charity is financed in equal parts by buyers, consignors and Fasig-Tipton. Thoroughbred Charities of America is the managing agent of Blue Horse Charities.

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) selected New Vocations as one of the 72 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that have been awarded TCA grants totaling $502,058. Those chosen work to uphold TCA’s mission “to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers."

New Vocations continues to lead the nation in racehorse adoptions taking in over 400 horses a year and placing them into carefully screened homes. Founded in 1992 with a single farm in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Serving over 40 racetracks, New Vocations works directly with owners and trainers in need of an aftercare program after leaving the track. The program has a sound adoption system in place that is proven to move a large number of horses in a rather short period of time. Their sole mission is to provide non-competitive, often injured racehorses with a peaceful environment and skilled hands to assist in their development as pleasure mounts and therefore, a future.

For more information, visit www.newvocations.org.

 
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