ReRun, Inc., the national Thoroughbred adoption program founded by Shon Wylie and Lori Neagle, will relocate its national headquarters from Kentucky to New Jersey, effective in January.
The organization will be directed by Laurie Lane, who has been a chapter director and adoption coordinator since 1999. In conjunction with the move, Wylie has resigned as ReRun's executive director and Neagle is leaving her posts as administrative director.
In announcing the headquarter's relocation, a statement from ReRun said, "The move to New Jersey will allow ReRun to take advantage of state funding and maximize finances by fully utilizing the Greener Pastures Farm in Cecilton, Md. just two hours south. The New Jersey-based board of directors will include several members of the racing and breeding industry as well as a former fundraiser for Princeton University."
The announcement said ReRun will continue to maintain a Kentucky chapter of the program, as the state has taken in the bulk of horses from the racing and breeding segments of the industry.
"We have overseen the growth of ReRun from a small, Kentucky-based program in 1996 to a national program," said Neagle. "There are many groups operating today whose mission is to help ex-racehorses at the end of their track careers. ReRun's mission has always been adoption, and while that will remain a large part of what ReRun does, development of the ReRun, Maryland educational and retraining facility, as well facilitating numerous horse shows, will now be the focus."
"Lori and I have been blessed with wonderful people who have worked tirelessly find the best homes possible for the ReRun horses," said Wylie. "Their commitment is on-going, and has made ReRun a top-notch program. Their ideas and ethics will certainly ensure that ReRun continues to be at the forefront of Thoroughbred adoption and retirement, while allowing the program to grow to better meet the needs of the Thoroughbred industry."