Au-Dela des Pistes

Arc Promise Initiative Earns Over €60,000 in Donations

The Arc Promise, a new fundraising initiative based on the "Breeders' Cup Pledge, was launched by Au-Dela des Pistes ahead of Arc weeekend. After the results were tabulated, over €60,000 was raised by the connections of every runner that opted to donate a fraction of their earnings in the event of a win or place by their horse(s). The donations will go toward racehorses retired due to injury that need additional support before they can be retrained. Ecurie des Monceaux donated 30% of its breeders' premiums, which resulted in a...

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Au-Dela Des Pistes To Benefit On Arc Weekend

Au-dela des Pistes, France's re-training and re-homing organization, will benefit from a pair of initiatives on Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend Oct. 3 and 4. Modeled after the Breeders' Cup Pledge, owners, trainers, breeders and jockeys associated with runners on Arc weekend can opt to donate a percentage of their earnings over the two days to the charity. Additionally, all ticket sales for the Sunday program will be donated to Au-dela des Pistes. The crowd is limited to 5,000 racing professionals and their guests.

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High Heels Racing Syndicate Makes Donation to Au-Dela des Pistes

High Heels Racing Syndicate, which closed its books after earning over €40,000 with 53% top-three finishes from 71 races, will donate its remaining funds of €3,000 to Au-Dela des Pistes. The latter is a non-profit organisation that promotes and helps with the welfare and re-homing of ex-racehorses in France. More than 600 horses have found new homes since it was founded in 2016. "I would like to thank the incredible generosity of our numerous syndicate partners who did not hesitate a second to support the cause," said High Heels Racing...

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Haras d’Etreham Bolsters Support of Au-dela des Pistes

Haras d'Etreham will offer its support to Au-dela des Pistes, a non-profit organisation that assists with the welfare and re-homing of ex-racehorses. "Racehorse re-homing is essential in our industry and a responsibility for all of us involved," said Haras d'Etreham General Director Nicolas de Chambure. "Overall, it is our passion and our love for horses that unites us. This is the reason why we must be aware of their lives after they serve us as the athletes of our sport. As a breeder and owner, it felt natural for us...

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Au-Dela des Pistes Holds General Assembly

The 2019 General Assembly of Au-Dela des Pistes, the equine charity that works for the promotion and retaining of Thoroughbred horses in France, was held at the Salon Katko at Chantilly's training centre last Friday, Au-Dela des Pistes announced on Tuesday. Fourteen of the 24 retraining establishments  referenced by the charity were in attendance at the assembly, which included a visit to Fabrice Chappet's stable and watching morning training on the Lions training track. The representatives were also able to speak with trainers, breeders, agents, vets and other racing industry...

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Au-Dela des Pistes Bridges Gaps for Aftercare

Heightened awareness of animal welfare causes and the plight of retired racehorses over the past 30 years has dramatically changed the landscape in Thoroughbred aftercare and it continues to evolve as more racing jurisdictions recognize the need for institutional aftercare funding. Organizations forming now to provide safe and meaningful retirement for Thoroughbreds have the benefit of an enlightened racing and breeding industry. In the past, the road to establishing necessary partnerships with racing and breeding organizations was often a dead-end. Now, the path is much more direct. For Au-Delà des...

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