D. J. Stable, LLC will match 'Giving Tuesday' donations to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program in celebration of the organization's 30th anniversary. D. J. Stable, whose Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief) won the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 4, will match up to $30,000 in support of racehorse aftercare. Giving Tuesday takes place Nov. 29 this year.
“We are so pleased to have the opportunity to partner with this wonderful organization,” said D. J. Stable's general manager Jonathan Green. “Our horses have benefited from being placed in New Vocations' aftercare programs, which prompted us to offer a matching fund for the first $30,000 contributed during the Giving Tuesday drive. We hope others follow our lead and donate to New Vocations.”
New Vocations was started in 1992 as a nonprofit organization which relies almost entirely on donations to carry out its mission to rehab, retrain, and rehome retired racehorses. Over the last 30 years, the program has served more than 8,000 horses. New Vocations also annually raises funds during a Breeders' Cup Pledge, which this year raised more than $140,000. Wonder Wheel was one of the winning horses with a part of her earnings earmarked for New Vocations.
“We are so thankful for the generous support from D. J. Stable and the Green family,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director. “Their match last year helped us raise over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday and this year's match has the potential to raise more than $60,000. We have seen an increase in costs to all our program expenses, so the funding from Giving Tuesday is greatly needed to help us continue to carry out our aftercare efforts.”