Old Friends president Michael Blowen said Jan. 28 that Fasig-Tipton's Blue Horse Charities has donated $50,000 toward rebuilding a hospital barn at the Georgetown, Ky., equine retirement farm.
Blue Horse Charities announced July 10 the awarding of its grants for 2013 and a new association with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which begins this year.
Thirty non-profit organizations that found new homes for 805 Thoroughbreds in 2012 were beneficiaries of the grants.
Blue Horse Charities has announced it awarded grants totaling $138,150 in 2012 to 44 non-profit organizations that place registered Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes.
Blue Horse Charities announced it distributed $153,300 in grants in 2011 to 45 non-profit organizations that place registered Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes.
Blue Horse Charities is now accepting grant applications for Thoroughbred adoptions made in 2009. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 to be considered.
Blue Horse Charities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fasig-Tipton, is awarding $218,685 to 52 non-profit Thoroughbred adoption and retraining centers this year. The non-profit charities were chosen to receive grants based on the number of horses they placed into new permanent homes after retirement from racing.
Fasig-Tipton has announced the assignment of the day-to-day management of their wholly-owned subsidiary, Blue Horse Charities, to Thoroughbred Charities of America, an affiliate of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Hermes will introduce a special edition scarf and tie to benefit Blue Horse Charities at the Cross Gate Gallery Aug. 4-5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Thoroughbred Thank You Fund, established by 1986 West Point graduate and retired Army officer Terry Finley, plans to bring 200 New York-based military personnel and West Point cadets to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park Oct. 29. Included will be New York reservists from the 369th Harlem Hellfighters Battalion and the 69th Infantry, who recently returned from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Individuals and businesses in the Central Kentucky region have until 7 p.m. Friday to donate urgently needed supplies to the National Horse Center at the Kentucky Horse Park for horses and horse industry people affected by Hurricane Katrina.
- By Tom LaMarra
The American Quarter Horse Association, which has hundreds of thousands of members, has reiterated its position on euthanasia and horse slaughter in the wake of an accusatory Blue Horse Charities letter that was disseminated to the racing industry in early November.
- By Tom LaMarra
Blue Horse Charities has stepped up the campaign for passage of legislation to ban horse slaughter with a strongly worded letter and a full-page advertisement on the back page of the Nov. 8 edition of Daily Racing Form.
Barclay Tagg to judge Grand Champion Maryland yearling show... Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship to visit River Downs Saturday.
By Ray Paulick -- John Hettinger isn't alone in his effort to protect ex-racehorses from going to the slaughterhouse.
Beginning with its July sale, Fasig-Tipton Company will offer consignors the opportunity to contribute to organizations benefiting retired racehorses through its Blue Horse Charities.
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