The connections of 50 Breeders' Cup contenders have pledged a percentage of of their cup earnings to the racehorse adoption program New Vocations.
“I've been a longtime supporter of New Vocations as aftercare of retired racehorses is extremely important to me and they do a great job,” said owner Mike Repole. “Having Vino Rosso in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic is very fortunate and joining the pledge is my opportunity to give back. Our number one responsibility as owners is to take care of all these amazing horses.”
Pledge participants include Leigh Anderson-Butler, Bethlehem Stables LLC, Bob Baffert, Calumet Farm, Cheyenne Stables, China Horse Club International Ltd, Crawford Farms, Sophie Doyle, Donegal Racing, Michael Dubb, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, John D. Fielding, Gatsas Stables, Golconda Stables, Haras D'Etreham, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Frederick Hertrich III, Michael M. Hui, Hinkle Farms, Erik Johnson, JSM Equine LLC, Eddie Kenneally, Klaravich Stables, Robert V. LaPenta, Little Red Feather Racing, LNJ Foxwoods, Lawana and Robert Low, Madaket Stables LLC, Richard Mandella, Graham Motion, MyRaceHorse Stable, Jorge and Jen Navarro, Todd Pletcher, Ashley Quartarolo, R.A. Hill Stable, Ron Paolucci Racing LLC, Repole Stable, SF Bloodstock, Mike Smith, St. Elias Stable LLC, Starlight Racing, Stonestreet Stables, The Elkstone Group LLC, Three Diamonds Farm, John Velazquez, West Point Thoroughbreds and WinStar Farm.
“During a time when our industry is under a microscope, we are proud to spotlight the owners, trainers and jockeys who truly care about the welfare of their horses and are pledging their support of New Vocations aftercare efforts,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director. “Funds raised through the Pledge are vital as the number of horses needing our rehabbing, retraining and rehoming services continues to grow. The Pledge is a win-win situation for all involved, most importantly the horses we all love so much.”
Now in its 10th year, the Pledge has raised over $550,000, with 100% of funds raised supporting the program's rehabilitation, retraining andrehoming efforts.