Lexington, Ky. – October 8, 2019 – New Vocations has officially launched their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge. The program is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. This will be the 10th year for the fundraiser, which has raised over $500,000 to date.
“The Pledge is a great way for owners and trainers to give back and support New Vocations aftercare efforts,” shared Anna Ford, New Vocations Program Director. “It’s a very exciting time for all the Breeders’ Cup connections. We hope that many participants will consider joining the Pledge to help us raise the much-needed funding for daily operations that ultimately help these retired athletes transition into new homes and careers.”
Last year, over 45 Championship contenders had owners and/or trainers who pledged a percentage of their Breeders’ Cup earnings. Of those, Bulletin, Monomoy Girl and Newspaperofrecord ended up winning their Championship races. This year, New Vocations hopes to grow the list of pledges to ensure yet another successful event. The program will continue to seek pledges from owners and trainers until November 1.
About New Vocations:
Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 6,000 individuals, with nearly 500 retirees served by the program each year. With facilities in five states including Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Louisiana, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options. www.newvocations.org