The board of directors of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders voted to donate $10,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. Additionally, newly elected NYTB board member Michael Lischin of Dutchess Views Farm added a private donation to the TRF in the amount of $5,000.
Diana Pikulski, who is a member of the TRF board of directors and serves as the organization’s director of external affairs, said, “The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is deeply grateful to the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. for their generous support of our racehorse retirement efforts. This gift is a tangible vote on confidence in the work that we do and will help us continue to provide for the post-racing needs of the horses on whom our sport depends.”
NYTB Executive Director Jeffrey Cannizzo said, “I’m pleased and proud that NYTB, a small not-for-profit organization, is able to make a direct financial contribution to the TRF. Beyond that, we are working with the wide variety of industry organizations in the state to secure long-term funding plans that will protect the future of retired racehorses in New York.”
The TRF reports that it opened its first facility in New York 29 years ago and currently cares for 96 retired racehorses in the state.