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  1. #1
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    Sep. 7, 2009
    Lexington, KY

    Default NY Horsmen (and women) taking care of their own.


    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) today announced the creation of "TAKE THE LEAD," a retirement program for Thoroughbreds stabled at New York Racing Association tracks. TAKE THE LEAD will partner with established aftercare programs to provide rehabilitation and retraining placements for racehorses when they are ready to begin second careers.

    “New York’s owners and trainers are committed to providing aftercare for retired racehorses,” NYTHA President Rick Violette Jr. said. “NYTHA has always lent its support to organizations like New Vocations and the Exceller Fund, and TAKE THE LEAD will enhance our efforts to ensure safe and happy new homes for our horses.”

    More at the link. Way to go NYTHA!
    For all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2006
    SF Bay Area, California


    LOVE this! Would love to see the program take off and expand.
    Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug. 5, 2009


    Wonderful. The more the merrier. Let's have retraining programs in every state.

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