Here in Ontario, Canada, I cannot tell you the amount of calls that I've received from standardbred horse owners and trainers that try and do the right thing by rehoming their horse that can no longer race. Sadly, there are not enough facilities or funding to accommodate them. Is this why some owners and trainers race their horses when they know they shouldn't --- is there an extreme "sensitivity" chip missing in their methodologies? How many track vets "turn the other way" when determining if a horse is fit to race? How many racetracks have unenforced rules and regulations, or for that matter, virtually zero rules and regulations for racing sound? How many look at them as "commodities"?
So, for horses like Monzante-Wake At Noon-And all those who should retire with dignity-This is for you:
Danonymous Racing, as well as others, have spear-headed a fundraising challenge, and I have decided to represent The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, here are the particulars:
As per Danonymousracing.com
Announcement: In the wake of the tragic death of former graded stakes winner, Monzante (who broke down in a $4K claiming race over the weekend, see Paulick Report story here), we are announcing the Monzante Memorial Fundraising Challenge.
The team that raises the most money between now and August 1, 2013, will win the fundraising challenge and receive a reward. The reward is still to be determined. We just needed to get this process started now while there’s still outrage over this untimely and unnecessary death.
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING TEAMS AND CHARITIES TO MAKE A DONATION
Raising funds for Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue based in Maryland
Twitter Contact: @DanonymousMan
Donations can be submitted via PayPal to DanonymousRacing@gmail.com
TEAM CANTER CALIFORNIA
Raising funds for CANTER and racehorse retirement in California
Twitter Contact: @Canterca
Donations can be submitted via PayPal through this link (Click Here)
Raising Funds for the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association
Twitter Contact: @BeychokRacing
Donations may be submitted via PayPal to Mbeychok1@cox.net
Raising funds for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
Twitter Contact: @StandardbredGal
Donations may be submitted via PayPal to newhorizonsequinecenter@gmail.
TEAM BRIGHT FUTURES (Marie McCormack)
Raising funds for Bright Futures Farm horse rescue in Pennsylvania
Twitter Contact: NA
Donations may be sent directly Bright Futures via PayPal to email@example.com
NOTE: Anyone who donates $100 or more to TEAM BRIGHT FUTURES will receive a 3 lb tin of cookies, their choice, from www.GenerationsOfCookies.com!
TEAM REMEMBER ME RESCUE
Twitter Contact: @donnakeen
Donations may be sent directly to Remember Me Rescue via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
TEAM SECOND CHANCE
Raising funds for Second Chance Thoroughbreds in New York
Website: Second Chance Thoroughbreds
Twitter Contact: @SecondChanceTBs
Donations may be sent directly to Second Chance Thoroughbreds via PayPal to email@example.com
We are asking people to continue using the power of social media by forming teams and raising money for retired thoroughbred and standardbred organizations and charities.
Can You Look A Horse In The Eye And Tell Them You Don't Care?