TRF Launches 'Farrier Fund Campaign' For Giving Tuesday

In advance of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has launched a special campaign called the Farrier Fund Campaign. The Farrier Fund Campaign, themed 'The Hoof Makes the Horse', is aiming to raise $25,000 this year. The fund will contribute directly to covering the costs of roughly three months of essential hoof care for over 1,600 horses within the TRF's herd. The Farrier Fund Campaign also aims to shine a light on the unsung heroes in equine care--the farriers, dedicated equine professionals who work tirelessly to tend...

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TCA to Host Bash at the Breeders' Cup Nov. 4

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host Bash at the Breeders' Cup Friday, Nov. 4 at the Grand Reserve in the Distillery District of downtown Lexington, Ky. The fundraising event will feature signature cocktails, Southern cuisine, live music, and a live auction of racing memorabilia and experiences. Tickets are available here. "Bash at the Breeders' Cup has become a can't-miss event on the Breeders' Cup week calendar," said Erin Halliwell executive director of TCA. "We're looking forward to another fantastic event all while raising money for our 2023 approved grant...

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Mahoning Valley Hosting Jockey Jam PDJF Fundraiser

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will host its third annual fundraising event for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Saturday, Oct. 29. This year's event will hold a new name, Jockey Jam, and see the addition of a karaoke dinner fundraising event, Jockey Jamboree, to be held Friday, Oct. 28. "The mission statement behind the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund is one of importance to us and the racing community here at Mahoning Valley Race Course," said Rob Swedinovich, Vice President and General Manager. In the events two previous additions,...

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Nearly 300 Riders Register for Canter for a Cause

A total of 270 riders from around the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond have signed up to take part in the popular Canter for a Cause Sunday, Oct. 30 at historic Pimlico Race Course. Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club, Canter for a Cause allows the public the chance to walk, trot, canter or gallop their favorite horse or pony over the same track that has hosted such legends as Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral and recent Triple Crown champions American Pharoah and Justify. More than 250 riders participated in last year's...

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TRF Annual Hay Drive Underway

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has received a $60,000 matching gift from the Santulli Family Foundation to launch its 2022 Hay Drive. Richard and Peggy Santulli will match every dollar donated to the TRF up to $60,000 for this campaign. The TRF's goal for the 2022 Hay Drive is $120,000 to cover the cost of hay for the nearly 450 former racehorses currently in their care throughout the country. The TRF Hay Drive is one of the most important campaigns for the organization and will be conducted by direct mail,...

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