CANTER Chicago, a local division of the national non-profit organization dedicated to providing retired racehorses the opportunity for new careers, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and announced the rehoming of 14 retired racehorses in 2016. CANTER Chicago's listing and networking services are provided at no cost to racing trainers and owners–an advantage that means CANTER Chicago never says no to helping a racehorse transition off-the-track.
“When a horse no longer suited to racing is sold to a home off the track, there is a ripple effect of positive results,” said Kristen Miller, executive director of CANTER Chicago. “The horse gets a new home and career; the buyer enjoys a new riding partner; the trainer can fill a stall with a horse better suited to racing and the track is more apt to fill races. CANTER Chicago hopes to help even more retiring racehorses in 2017. Thoroughbreds
give so much to us and the sport, it's only right to give back.”
For the full list of racehorses networked by CANTER Chicago in 2016 or for information on making a donation to the group, visit: www.gofundme.com/canter-chicago-2017-fundraiser.