New Vocations announced today the launching of 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 ninth year for the fundraiser which has raised over $480,000 to date.
“The need for our services continues to grow each year so we are continually faced with raising additional funds to keep up with that growth,” shared Anna Ford, New Vocations Program Director. “I always look forward to this fundraiser as there are no overhead costs so 100% of the proceeds go directly to support our aftercare efforts. We spend a lot of time seeking pledges and then sit back and let the horses put on the show.”
Last year over 40 Championship contenders had owners and/or trainers who pledged a percentage of their Breeders’ Cup earnings. Of those, both Good Magic and Rushing Fall 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 2nd . All of the Pledge information can be found at www.newvocations.org/breeders-cup-pledge/ or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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 6,500 individuals, with nearly 500 retirees served by the program each year. With six facilities in Kentucky, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options. www.newvocations.org