West Point Thoroughbreds: Racing ownership and responsibility
At the West Point Thoroughbreds website, associate Shannon Castagnola discusses the racing partnership company’s approach to Thoroughbred retirement and aftercare. It’s an issue many Thoroughbred industry players are discussing with horse slaughter a hot topic of discussion lately. Castagnola says existing ownership adopts some West Point horses. Others are found homes through a database of potential adopters or through rescue facilities.
“Although these thoughts usually aren’t first on the radar in the exciting times of new racehorse ownership, what will happen to the horse at the end of its career is something to think about when you become an owner. I think we all have a responsibility to each and every runner we own, the fast ones and the slow ones.”
“And just because they’re done racing doesn’t mean your responsibility ends.”