Lexington, Ky. – November 5, 2021 – A growing number of prominent owners and trainers are showing their support for racehorse aftercare by participating in the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge. Now in its 12th year, the Pledge has raised over $800,000 with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts.
“Breeders’ Cup is a very exciting time of year for our industry,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations’ Thoroughbred program director. “It’s a great opportunity for New Vocations to share its commitment to aftercare and spotlight those who are supporting our mission.”
To date, connections of more than 60 Championship contenders have pledged a percentage of their Breeders’ Cup earnings. Participants 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,” Ford said. “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.”
New Vocations Press Release