The early estimate of funds raised during the Breeders' Cup Pledge for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is over $140,000. A total of 50 Breeders' Cup contenders pledged a percentage of their World Championships earnings, led by Authentic (Into Mischief)'s win in the GI Longines Classic with the whole partnership group participating, including Spendthrift Farm, Starlight Racing, Madaket, and MyRacehorse, as well as trainer Bob Baffert.
Authentic's Classic-winning pledge was one of seven winning pledges during the Breeders' Cup with additional pledges and final donations still being received. The Breeders' Cup Pledge is in its 11th year with over $790,000 raised to date and 100% of funds going directly to support the program's rehabilitation, retraining, and rehoming efforts.
“We are truly thrilled with the increased participation for this year's Pledge,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations Program Director. “All of our other fundraising events had to be cancelled this year, so more than ever, we needed the Pledge to be successful and raise funds. To have seven pledged contenders win was incredible. We are very grateful for the support from all the generous owners and trainers who joined the Pledge. All of the funding raised will go directly to support our program and will allow us to serve the increasing number of horses needing aftercare.”
New Vocations has placed over 7,000 horses since 1992. For more information on the Breeders' Cup Pledge or about New Vocations, visit www.newvocations.org.