Starting this week, the simulcast television feed for Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course will run informational slates that feature retired racehorses available for adoption.
The slates will include a photo of the horse, biographical info, what they will be most suitable for in retirement (i.e., trail riding, show jumping, etc.), and contact information for the farm where the horse is located.
All of the featured horses will be from recognized racehorse adoption and aftercare organizations, such as the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and CANTER.
The informational television slates are a joint venture between Penn National Race Course and the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.
"It is very important to utilize as many promotional avenues as we can to help provide good homes for our retired racehorses," said Dan Silver, director of racing operations at Penn National, in a release. "Our simulcast feed reaches thousands of viewers around the country and is a natural platform for informing people about horses available for adoption. We will continue to work with the Pennsylvania HBPA to find new and unique ways to raise awareness for Thoroughbred adoption and aftercare."
"As horsemen, we must do everything we can to ensure that all of our horses find wonderful homes upon their retirement," said Tim Shea, president of the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association, in a statement. "It is terrific that Penn National was so willing to partner with us to help achieve this crucial goal via these television slates and we look forward to working with them on future initiatives."