Website Dedicated to Retired Horses
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 7/6/2011 10:22:11 AM
Last Updated: 7/7/2011 10:02:52 AM
Eldorado's Tune is an Off Track Thoroughbred who has been retired from racing and has a second career as an eventer.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced July 6 that the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance has established a new website, www.ntraaftercare.com, dedicated to retired Thoroughbred racehorses.
Information contained on the new site includes:
— Contact information for aftercare liaisons at all alliance-accredited racetracks
— Interactive aftercare organization map showing facilities by state
— Links to educational aftercare articles
— Resources available to aftercare organizations, including grants and funding, gelding clinics, legal document templates, and a listing of national/regional organizations and associations.
— Best practices for racetracks and aftercare organizations
— Video library of Alliance Professional Education Seminar aftercare presentations
— Event calendar
— Aftercare news and success stories
According to a release, aftercare facilities are able to sign up at the site to have their facilities listed, and to have their events listed on the site’s calendar.
“This new site will provide solid, practical information—for both prospective and current adopters—on funding options, second-career possibilities for Thoroughbreds and many other relevant topics,” said Mike Ziegler, executive director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. “The site is targeted to anyone interested in getting involved with horses after their careers on the track are over.”
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