New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will be opening a satellite facility in Covington, Louisiana. The new facility will focus solely on taking in horses retiring from one of the four Louisiana racetracks as well as training centers and farms within the state.
Last November former jockey Rosie Napravnik initiated talks with both New Vocations and the Louisiana HBPA, expressing her concern for the need to create more aftercare options for retired racehorses in the state. Those talks lead to what will now be the New Vocations Louisiana facility located at the Equi-Best Equestrian Center.
“It was clear that Louisiana needed help with Thoroughbred aftercare and I knew there had to be a way that I could assist,” Napravnik said. “We are excited to offer the horseman in Louisiana another alternative for their horses when they are finished racing!”