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Champion filly Our Mims was euthanized at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 9. The 1977 champion, who was 29 years old, died after suffering a bout of colic and was buried at Calumet Farm near Lexington, Ky.
"Moneighs" or artwork created by famous Thoroughbreds through the ReRun program, will now be available for purchase online through eBay.
In an effort to find a cost-effective way to place more Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes, ReRun Inc. is working together with Bethlehem Farm to assess under tack many horses awaiting placement in adoptive homes.
Former racehorses and their new careers will be featured at ReRun New Jersey's second-annual All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show on Saturday, Sept. 20.
ReRun Maryland at Greener Pastures, located at the former Wear family estate in Cecilton, Maryland, will launch a series of educational programs August 23 with "Evaluating the Ex-Racehorse for a Second Career."
Turfway Park and Keeneland are among the top sponsors for this event promoting former racehorses in new jobs.
ReRun held its second auction of the trademarked Moneigh paintings on Oct. 11, raising nearly $60,000 in an hour from the sale of the equine-created works of art.
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.
Thoroughbred Charities of America's board of directors has announced the approval of $1.1-million in grants to 52 organizations.
Prominent broodmare Round the Rosie (Cornish Prince--Rosayya, by Rosemont) was euthanized June 5 after a brief illness.
ReRun, the national Thoroughbred adoption program based in Kentucky, is beginning what will be an annual event called "Moneigh-Equine Expressions." Horses that have distinguished themselves on the track and in the breeding shed will vie for the honor of becoming the top "equine artist."
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Its ranks swelling as new groups form and apply for accreditation, the Thoroughbred Adoption and Retirement Associations is proposing a "social security system" for racing Thoroughbreds in the form of a registry that would recognize Thoroughbreds suited for a second career as sport or show horses.
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The first wave of outside assistance has reached Karachi Race Course in Pakistan. On July 1, the Associated Press reported 250 abandoned horses were at the racetrack and had not moved since it closed in March. Many of them were not being cared for at all. On July 9 a veterinarian from a branch of Brooke Hospital arrived at the racetrack to supply aid.
A new umbrella organization for ex-racehorse adoption and retirement services has sanctioned its first five groups.
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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