Delaware Park, Horsemen To Give $20,000 For Retired Racehorse Efforts

by | 07.11.2018 | 1:45pm

In an ongoing commitment to find second careers for retired racehorses, Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (DTHA) will be presenting a check for $20,000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) and CANTER Delaware as part of the Delaware Handicap Day festivities this Saturday at Delaware Park.  The occasion will be commemorated in the winner's circle after the sixth race with an approximate post time of 3:50 p.m.

“We are extremely happy to team up with MidAtlantic Horse Rescue and CANTER Delaware so we can find second careers for our equine atheltes after racing,” said Executive Director of Racing John Mooney.  “These horses have so much more to give after racing and we are very proud to be part of a team that makes sure they fulfill that potential.”

“Thoroughbred horsemen wholeheartedly welcome and support the affiliation with MidAtlantic Horse Rescue and CANTER Delaware,” said Exectutive Director of the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association Bessie Gruwell. “Their mission mirrors our love and compassion for our thoroughbred race horses. They have provided new homes and careers for hundreds of our retired racehorses once their racing career ends. We can't thank them and their volunteers enough for everything they have done and continue to do here at Delaware Park.”

First race post time is 1:15 p.m. for the special 10-race Delaware Handicap card.

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