Inside Aftercare

Inside Aftercare is a weekly feature in the BloodHorse Daily focusing on new aftercare initiatives and off-track Thoroughbred stories.

December 2017 - Posts

Adena Helps OTTBs Find New Careers Via In-House Program

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea The Stronach family's Adena Springs is known in the Thoroughbred industry as a successful breeder and owner participating in the highest levels of the game in the United States and Canada, but the Stronachs are also advocates for responsible aftercare. In addition to supporting outside aftercare nonprofits and initiatives, Adena Springs has its own aftercare program to help... Read More

Minnesota Steps Up Aftercare Efforts

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea The racing industry in Minnesota has recently increased its efforts to help retiring horses with life off the track. Thanks to legislation passed in 2015, fines collected from rulings at Canterbury Park and Running Aces Casino & Racetrack were allocated to a fund, which awarded $46,000 to three aftercare organizations this fall. The three organizations selected were Bowman... Read More

TCA's Horses First Fund, the Industry's Emergency Aid

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea Immediately after news of the San Luis Rey Training Center fire broke, racing fans across the country were searching for ways to help the affected humans and horses. People in the area made trips to volunteer at Del Mar , while those hundreds and thousands of miles away looked for ways to send money, donations, and whatever they could. Before an official GoFundMe was established... Read More

Former Trainer Finds Calling in Aftercare

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea With a place in her heart for horses giving it their all on the track, trainer Patti Shirley made an important announcement when she was interviewed after her trainee Russian Elite won the featured race of the day Dec. 21, 2004 at Sunland Park . With a captive audience, Shirley announced she was going to start an aftercare organization. As soon as the interview was over, she... Read More

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