Breeders’ Cup Pledge

New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge Raises Over $140,000

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'...

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50-Plus Cup Contenders Pledge Support to New Vocations

Over 50 connections of horses running in Friday and Saturday's Breeders' Cup races have pledged a portion of their runners' earnings to New Vocations, the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. Now in its 11th year, the annual pledge has raised over $650,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program's rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts. "We pledged for two reasons: We love the New Vocations model of repurposing these magnificent Thoroughbreds for a new life, and it's the right thing to do," said owner B. Wayne Hughes...

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Sparked by Winning Vino Rosso Pledge, Bar Now Higher For New Vocations BC Pledge Drive

The bar is set high for the 11th annual New Vocations Breeders' Cup pledge drive. Last year's fundraiser for the nation's largest retired racehorse rehabilitation and placement program netted $130,000 from owners and trainers of Breeders' Cup entrants. The exclamation point on that record amount was provided by Vino Rosso (Curlin) winning the GI Classic, because the colt's two ownership partners--St. Elias Stable and Repole Stable--plus trainer Todd Pletcher, all pledged their support. Over the last decade New Vocations has raised $650,000 with its annual Breeders' Cup funding drive, which...

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New Vocations Launches 11th Breeders’ Cup Pledge

New Vocations, the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country, has kicked off its 11th annual Breeders' Cup Pledge in support of Thoroughbred aftercare. The program, which has raised over $650,000 for aftercare, is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders' Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings to New Vocations for the rehabilitating, retraining, and rehoming of retired racehorses. "The need for our services continues to grow each year," said Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director. "This year, in particular, has been very challenging due...

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