Lexington, Ky. – November 4, 2019 – New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the early estimate of funds raised during their Breeders’ Cup Pledge will be over $110,000. Vino Rosso’s win in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic was one of six winning pledges during the event with both owners Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable participating, as well as trainer Todd Pletcher. Additional pledges and final donations are still being received, but the program is thrilled with the overwhelming support of the fundraiser. Now in its 10th year, the Pledge has raised over $650,000, with 100 percent of funds going directly to support the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts.
“This year’s Pledge has been by far been our most successful, as we saw an increase in participation and doubled the funds raised,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations Program Director. “We are so grateful for all the owners, trainers and jockeys who generously joined the Pledge. All of the funding raised will go directly to support our aftercare efforts and will allow us to increase the number of horses we serve.”
A total of 50 Championship contenders with prominent connection pledged a percentage of their Breeders’ Cup earnings. Pledge participants included Leigh Anderson-Butler, Bethlehem Stables LLC, Bob Baffert, Calumet Farm, Cheyenne Stables, China Horse Club International Ltd, Crawford Farms, Sophie Doyle, Donegal Racing, Michael Dubb, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, John D. Fielding, Gatsas Stables, Golconda Stables, Haras D’Eterham, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Frederick Hertrich III, Michael M. Hui, Hinkle Farms, Erik Johnson, JSM Equine LLC, Eddie Kenneally, Klaravich Stables, Robert V. LaPenta, Little Red Feather Racing, LNJ Foxwoods, Lawana and Robert Low, Madaket Stables LLC, Richard Mandella, Graham Motion, MyRaceHorse Stable, Jorge and Jen Navarro, Todd Pletcher, Ashley Quartarolo, R.A. Hill Stable, Ron Paolucci Racing LLC, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Repole Stable, SF Bloodstock, SF Racing, Mike Smith, St. Elias Stable LLC, Starlight Racing, Stonestreet Stables, The Elkstone Group LLC, Three Diamonds Farm, John Velazquez, West Point Thoroughbreds and WinStar Farm.
About New Vocations: Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 7,000 individuals, serving nearly 500 horses annually. With facilities in Kentucky, Ohio, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and New York, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options. Newvocations.org