Night of the Stars Pledge, an initiative created by DJ Stable to promote and raise funds for New Vocations' aftercare efforts, invites sellers and buyers to pledge a percentage of sale price(s) during Fasig-Tipton's Nov. 7 breeding stock sale. The initiative comes at a time when the program has taken in 20% more retired racehorses than it did last year leading to a dramatic increase in operational costs.
“We are so pleased to have the opportunity to partner with New Vocations. We are confident that the Fasig-Tipton Night of the Stars sale provides the best venue to promote our association with this wonderful organization,” D. J. Stable's general manager Jonathan Green said. “We are proud to pledge 1% of the sales proceeds from our two entries, champion and Grade I winner Wonder Wheel (hip 200) and Goddess Pele (hip 236), to the New Vocations' aftercare programs and hope other buyers and sellers follow our lead.”
Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning added, “We are pleased to work with DJ Stables and New Vocations on this initiative. Fasig-Tipton supports aftercare initiatives, including the TAA, New Vocations, Old Friends and many other organizations that do great work with our equine athletes. We hope many owners will join in pledging to support New Vocations in addition to the TAA sales program.”
New Vocations will continue to seek pledges until the start of the Nov. 7 sale. Those interested can visit https://new-vocations-night-of-the-stars-pledge.causevox.com/ and fill out the pledge form. Fasig-Tipton accounting will automatically deduct all pledges from the sale price. For any questions, contact [email protected].