Mike and Jeanette Orsborn’s group-placed Rallying Cry will enter stud in 2012 at Barbara and Robert Meeking’s Allaire Farms near Poulsbo, Wash.
The Orsborns are offering a unique opportunity to support Thoroughbred rescue and retirement. Instead of standing Rallying Cry for a set fee, they are making the stallion available through a donation of $200 to Second Chance Ranch or another approved non-profit Thoroughbred rescue.
“After watching several horses get injured in so many ways and not be given a chance after their injuries, I realized we couldn’t be responsible for everyone in the industry, but that in our little corner of the world, we could try and make a difference,” said Mike Orsborn. “It was Barbara’s idea, knowing how much we care about ‘second chances’ for the horses, to charge only the $200 donation for Rallying Cry’s stud fee for his first season. We hope other horsemen hear the ‘Rallying Cry’ and will donate to this very special cause.”
A 7-year-old son of War Chant, Rallying Cry won or placed in 25 of 39 races and earned $331,400. He placed in the U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-III) and in the Inside the Beltway Stakes and the Troy Stakes, both in New York.
Rallying Cry is one of four stakes-placed runners out of French group winner Turning Wheel (by Seeking the Gold).