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Contessa New Exceller Fund President

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Contessa New Exceller Fund President

New York-based trainer Gary Contessa has been named president of the Exceller Fund, a non-profit organization that transitions former racehorses into new careers.

Gato Del Sol Dead

Gato Del Sol Dead

Gato Del Sol, who won the 1982 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as a homebred for Arthur B. Hancock III and Leone J. Peters, was euthanized Aug. 7.

Old Friends Acquires First Horse

Old Friends was formed last year with the intent of retiring and/or bringing home pensioned Thoroughbred stallions and giving the public access to these horses. Ironically the operation's first acquisition, aptly named Narrow Escape, is a 21-year-old mare.

Genuine Joy and Regret

By Hallie McEvoy -- Unlike Ferdinand and Exceller, when Genuine Risk finally gallops to her final rest, it will be after a life of love and affection from those around her.

Business Decisions

By Dan Liebman -- The slaughter of American horses after they have outlived their usefulness in other countries could be remedied by contracts stipulating the original owner has the right to buy the horse back if the foreign owner no longer wanted the animal.

Exceller Fund Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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The Exceller Fund is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. The Exceller Fund is an Internet group that raises money to rescue Thoroughbred and other horses who would otherwise be sent to slaughter.

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