Over 60 BC Entrants take New Vocations Breeders' Cup Pledge


2019 Classic winner Vino Rosso was among the Pledge participants
New Vocations

More than 60–or over one-third–of the 2021 Breeders' Cup entrants and their connections have pledged support for Thoroughbred aftercare by committing to the New Vocations Breeders' Cup Pledge. In the Pledge, owners and trainers donate a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program's mission to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome retired racehorses. Now in its 12th year, the Pledge has raised over $800,000 with 100% of the funds supporting the program.

“Breeders' Cup is a very exciting time of year for our industry,” said Anna Ford, the Thoroughbred program director for New Vocations. “It's a great opportunity for New Vocations to share its commitment to aftercare and spotlight those who are supporting our mission.”

New Vocations is the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country and has placed over 7,500 individuals to date.

Participants in the 2021 Pledge include Al Shaqab Racing, Albaugh Family Stables, Jim Bakke, Bob Baffert, Richard Baltas, Bonne Chance Farm, Bing Bush & the Abbondanza Racing Partners, Cannon Thoroughbreds, China Horse Club, Coolmore, Brad H. Cox, Bradley Thoroughbreds, DJ Stable, Michael Dubb, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Bobby Flay, Brad Grady, Hat Creek Racing, LNJ Foxwoods, Paulo H. Lobo, Madaket Stables, Michael W. McCarthy, Kenny McPeek, Elizabeth M. Merryman, Peter Miller, MyRacehorse, Patricia's Hope LLC, Todd Pletcher, Richard Ravin, Larry Rivelli, J. Kirk & Judy Robison, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, SF Racing, Joe Sharp, Siena Farm, Speedway Stables, Spendthrift Farm, St. Elias Stable, Starlight Racing, Stonestreet Stables, Stud RDI, Three Diamonds Farm, Treadway Racing Stable, West Point Thoroughbreds, White Birch Farm, and WinStar Farm.

“We are thrilled with the record number of pledges we've received this year,” said Ford. “The number of horses needing our services is also at an all-time high, so the funds raised during the Pledge are vital to allowing us to find new purposes for these most deserving equine athletes. It's a win-win situation for all involved.”

Connections of Breeders' Cup horses can continue to pledge through Nov. 6 at the dedicated Pledge page or by emailing Ford at [email protected] For more information about New Vocations, visit newvocations.org.

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