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are teaming up to bring Thoroughbreds in need of homes to the attention
of hundreds of thousands of horse owners across the United States. Creating
this database was the brainchild of Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm in Lexington.
With the Thoroughbred Adoption Services, any registered Thoroughbred, of any
age, is eligible to be placed on this database of free horses. The database
will be housed on TheHorse.com and will be promoted in the Thoroughbred
industry by The Blood-Horse and BloodHorse.com and in the pleasure horse
and sport horse industries by The Horse and TheHorse.com.
these tough economic times some Thoroughbreds need to find other homes and
careers. This database allows Thoroughbred owners, breeders, and trainers to
place a description of a Thoroughbred in front of horse industry participants
with the objective of finding a good home for that horse. Any transactions will
be the responsibility of the owner of the horse, who will be contacted directly
by those interested in adopting that horse.
you-or someone you know-has a Thoroughbred in need of a new home, please visit
TheHorse.com. Or you can visit Add A Horse to add a horse or Horses Available to view horses seeking new homes.
Publications recommends that anyone giving away a horse, whether to a private
individual or a welfare/rescue organization, learn as much as possible about
that person or group prior to giving the horse away. There have been
unscrupulous individuals and groups who take horses under the pretense of
giving them good homes, then sell them for slaughter. (See article "Rescue
Highlights Danger of Free Horses".)
article "Horse Rescue Organizations: Questions to Ask" offers tips on how to make sure the person or group who takes your horse has
good intentions. There are also other organizations that are recognized
throughout the Thoroughbred and horse industries as being legitimate places to
donate your horses, especially sound horses looking for other careers. The
article "Options for Ex-Racehorses" offers the names and contact information for some of these groups whether you
are interested in donating or adopting a Thoroughbred. BloodHorse.com
offers an online directory of welfare and rescue organizations, as does
the Unwanted Horse Coalition.
Publications encourages everyone to spread the word to help Thoroughbreds find
new homes and careers.
About Blood-Horse Publications:
Blood-Horse Publications is a multimedia publishing company that traces its
roots to 1916. Its flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, is a
publication of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), and is
the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information
magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The
Blood-Horse MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official Kentucky Derby
souvenir magazine; Auction Edge and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes
equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including BloodHorse.com, TheHorse.com, StallionRegister.com, ExclusivelyEquine.com, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications; and TrueNicks.com.
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Robert Bolson, Director of Corporate Marketing Services
Tel.: (859) 276-6809