Thoroughbred Aftercare, where it is and where it is going

September 22, 2020

Thoroughbred aftercare is one of if not the most important issues within the horse racing industry. It has come a long way and has several key partners working to help these animals who give so much to so many of us. That said rescue, proper retirement, and successful aftercare programs require constant dedication and proper funding to achieve their goals, and failure is not an option. There is much more work to do, and hurdles to overcome.

On this episode of the Gate to Wire podcast brought to you by Past the Wire Jon and Mike welcome Anna Ford, Thoroughbred Program Director from New Vocation Racehorse Adoption and Jen Roytz who is Executive Director with the Retired Racehorse Project and serves as an advisory member of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance communications committee. Listen and learn where aftercare has been, where is needs to go, and how to get there. We cover a wide variety of topics, and come up with some ideas and solutions we implore the industry as a whole to embrace, investigate, and ultimately implement.

We all can do a part, large or small in this effort. Every one of us, from breeders, owners, partnerships, bettors, racetrack executives, sales companies, everyone who has a stake or the compassion to make sure the animals so many of us depend on are not forgotten when their racing careers end. You can start by listening to this podcast and sharing it across social media. We encourage all to visit the websites referenced in the podcast and learn about what these organizations do, and how you might be able to help. Thank you all. We are only as strong as our weakest link.

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