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    Default Good p.r. for racing: Article on Turning For Home

    In today's Philadelphia Inquirer, and we will also be on Philadelphia Fox at 5 tonight. Very appropriate, as we are coming up on our second anniversary, and 360 horses!
    Thanks to writer Amy Worden for her research and attention to the issue of retired racehorses!

    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_...html?viewAll=y
    Turning For Home, Inc.
    Philadelphia Park Racehorse Retirement Program
    www.patha.org
    turningforhome@patha.org



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    Which newscast?



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    It's Philadelphia Fox 5--initially they were going to do it live at 5, but I think they were still at the track, or on their way back to the station, so maybe later tonight? It was NOT on at 5, so we may have gotten bumped and it would be on later (I hope--as they spent a lot of time with track management, a trainer, and me--they were very interested in the program).
    Turning For Home, Inc.
    Philadelphia Park Racehorse Retirement Program
    www.patha.org
    turningforhome@patha.org



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    Great article Barb! Hope that Penn will follow suit like they have finally said they are doing.......(not holding breath)



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    Default Awesome!

    Great PR, Barbara! Congrats Going out to ride my Turning for Home graduate tonight...in 70 weather!



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    Quote Originally Posted by BeverlyAStrauss View Post
    Great article Barb! Hope that Penn will follow suit like they have finally said they are doing.......(not holding breath)
    Rob Marella, Penn Gaming and the Pennsylvania HBPA have shown very little desire to enact a retirement program despite the money that is flowing in for slots. They're too bent out of shape that purses are about to get cut 10%. So the horses, once again, are placed lowest on the totem pole.



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    That is why I am not holding my breath.......



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    Quote Originally Posted by BeverlyAStrauss View Post
    That is why I am not holding my breath.......
    There is one goal of Penn Gaming - Keep the slot machines churning. Add in a corrupt racing commission and you have all the makings of a big mess. When it comes to horse welfare, they laugh behind closed doors.



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