from New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program
Laura, OH — “Harness racing champions racing for yesterday’s stars is what the Breeders Crown pledge is all about,” stated Winnie Morgan Nemeth, the Standardbred Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.
Owners, trainers and drivers have the opportunity to give back to Standardbreds retiring from the track by joining the Breeders Crown pledge. In 2017, this pledge raised more than $20,000 to help rehab, retrain and rehome Standardbreds.
“This is an easy and effective way for Breeders Crown connections to get involved and make a difference by giving back to the horses beyond the track,” Nemeth said. “It is important to show that harness racing does care about its retirees.”
The percentage pledged is totally up to the donor and applied to their percentage of the earnings or commissions. No amount is too small.
“There is no overhead with this fundraiser,” Nemeth said, “so every dollar goes to the horses.”