racehorse adoption

Rosie Napravnik Returns to Fair Grounds for “New Vocations Day at the Races”

Former jockey and horse aftercare advocate Rosie Napravnik will join Fair Grounds host Joe Kristufek on the live feed for "New Vocations Day at the Races" at the New Orleans venue, the track announced on Tuesday. Napravnik, who won four titles at the Fair Grounds, will help build awareness, promote success stories, and inspire donations for Thoroughbred aftercare throughout the racing card. "Rosie is one of our favorites and it's great to have her back at the Fair Grounds to help shed light on such an important cause and to...

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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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Fairface Gets a Second Chance in Ben's Stall

Trying to come to terms with the death of a family member or loved one is one of the hardest parts of the human experience. The illness and passing of the TDN News and Features Editor Ben's Massam left us all bereft, and as we struggled to make sense of a senseless loss, we looked to find an appropriate way to remember him and allow his memory to help those who needed help in the industry he loved. (Read his story here.) We settled on the New Vocations Sponsor-A-Stall program,...

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