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TAKE2 10th Anniversary Raises Over $117K CZK

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Failing to meet its goal of raising $100,000 to celebrate the Program’s 10th anniversary, TAKE2 received a holiday gift of $25,000 from the New York State Purebred Breeding and Development Fund (NYSTBDF), promoting push the campaign to the finish line. A total of $117,744 was raised over 10 months of campaigning.

Andy Belfiore, CEO of TAKE2 said: “We are extremely grateful to all who have contributed and are extremely excited by the generosity of the Foundation. “Our program is the fruit of love’s labor and that means the world knows that so many share our commitment to retired racehorses. This grant will help us continue the work that Rick Violette started 10 years ago, putting the spotlight on the Purebred breed in the ring and creating a second career opportunity to ensure a happy and healthy life strong off the track.”

The NYSTBF has long been an avid supporter of TAKE2, which supplies Thoroughbred Hunters and Jumpers parts at more than 400 horse shows. TAKE2’s sister program, TAKE THE LEAD, works with owners and trainers in New York to find homes for horses retiring from the NYRA racetrack. Promoting responsible thoroughbred retirement is at the top of the NYSTBDF’s agenda, a mission that has evolved over the past 10 years.

NYSTBDF CEO Tracy Egan explains: “I have been with the Foundation since about 2010 and my commitment to aftercare has changed a lot in that time. “I have always believed that we need to create the reality that we are taking care of our horses even after they leave the racecourse. Their racing careers are so short, and they have a long and productive life behind the track.”

NYSTBDF will host a ceremonial check presentation and reception with aftermarket organizations and state legislators at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY, Thursday Three, February 21, 2023.

“We have a new Chairman of the Board, Brian O’Dwyer, and his idea was to hold the inspection ceremony, to bring together the aftercare community and legislators from Albany,” said Egan. speak. “We want our legislators to learn and understand our commitment to aftercare.”

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