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Churchill Downs Inc. Raises $77,000 for TRF

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Churchill Downs Inc. raised $77,300 for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation ("TRF") during fundraisers held in Louisville, Ky., and Miami during June 2003. All proceeds from the fundraisers will go to the care and feeding of horses retired to – or being rehabilitated at – TRF farms.

Gary Player to Golf for TRF

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Gary Player will face off against Buddy Harston in a benefit for the Thoroughbred Retirement Fund in Lexington on July 1.

Retired Racehorses Focus of Cable Movie

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Big Spender, an original movie based on the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and its influence on prison inmates, will debut March 25 at 8 p.m. on Animal Planet.

The Pensioner

By John Russell -- Despite the generosity of the sport at large, the funds directed toward the survival, care, and rehabilitation of most of the horses that are no longer wanted on the racetrack or in the breeding shed are relatively small.

TRF Raises a Record $325,000

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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation raised a record $325,000 Monday evening at a dinner auction at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Finding Alternatives

By Reiley McDonald -- Despite the growing number of retirement facilities for Thoroughbreds, space is limited and only a small percentage that need help are accommodated.

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Increased Concern

By John Hettinger -- To my way of thinking, one of the most positive developments in our industry in recent times has been the increased concern for the health and welfare of the horse.

Bessemer Trust Donates Television Time

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Bessemer Trust Company in conjunction with its sponsorship of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, will donate 30 spots of national television time to three equine-related charities. The spots represent portion of Bessemer's recently announced sponsorship of Thoroughbred racing's richest day.

Mellon Estate Gives $5-Million to Horse Adoption Program

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), the nation's largest organization providing homes for retired and injured racehorses, has received a $5 million endowment gift from the estate of horseman Paul Mellon. And according to TRF president John Stuart, that amount represents just the beginning of a major funding drive.

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