Thoroughbreds For All!
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Thoroughbreds For All!
A Celebration and Symposium of Thoroughbreds in Second Careers
on Rolex Weekend in Lexington, Kentucky
Thoroughbreds For All! is an invitation to shop in Kentucky for the Thoroughbred of your dreams and an evening of education and fellowship for people who favor off-the-track Thoroughbreds.
The evening event begins after Rolex cross country at 5pm on Saturday, April 28 fifteen miles from the Kentucky Horse Park in the covered arena at West Wind Farm, 4787 Haley Rd., Lexington KY 40516. A southern style dinner and cash bar will be included in the evening festivities. The event has been generously sponsored by AmWest Entertainment, Gulfstream Park After-Care Program and LubriSyn.
· two-time World Champion Bruce Davidson alongside Rolex veterans Cathy Wieschhoff and Dorothy Crowell and Thoroughbred veterinarian specialist Dr.Alladay evaluating the potential of recently retired racehorses available for adoption from New Vocations
· Chris McCarron and students from his NARA jockey school demonstrating how racehorses are ridden and how jockeys and exercise riders develop skills that all of us should learn
· Demonstrations of work with ex-racehorses at various stages of training from day one to ready-for-Rolex
· An appearance by the great Molokai, a Kentucky-bred racehorse who won individual silver at the ’94 World Equestrian Games and was top placed American at Rolex in ’98. 2009 Kentucky Derby contender Advise will participate during the evening and will be available for adoption following this year's Kentucky Derby.
All sessions will be moderated by Steuart Pittman of RRTP and Anna Ford of New Vocations.
The event will run from 5pm to 9pm and includes a southern style dinner and cash bar. Tickets are available for purchase online for $35 each with space limited initially to 300 people. Additional tickets will be available in the days preceding the event if ground conditions allow for parking on grass.
In addition to the Saturday evening event, Thoroughbreds For All! includes a printed and online catalogue of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses available for purchase or adoption in central Kentucky. The online catalogue will appear on the RRTP (retiredracehorsetraining.org) web site and be sorted by sponsoring organization or farm with mapping to the locations of the horses. The print catalogue will list the horses with their organizations and farms and be distributed through sponsoring vendors and organizations at the Kentucky Horse Park.
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Retired Racehorse Training Project
Retired Racehorse Training Project is a 501(c)3 charitable organization working to increase demand for Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. It maintains online interactive databases including a Trainer Directory, Sources For Horses, Bloodline Brag, Horse Listings, Bloodline Brag and Educational Resources. Its You Tube Channel features training videos. RRTP educates the public about the trainabliity, versatility, and magnificence of the Thoroughbred ex-racehorse. Go to www.retiredracehorsetraining.org.