Fasig-Tipton announced today that they will be matching all funds raised through this year's New Vocations Breeders' Cup Pledge in honor of the late Bill Graves. The Pledge offers owners and trainers of Breeders' Cup contenders a chance to give back by committing a percentage of their championship earnings to support New Vocations' aftercare efforts. To date, the fundraiser has raised nearly $500,000 over the past nine years. The program is hoping that Fasig- Tipton's generosity will encourage more people join the Pledge.
“The Breeders' Cup attracts the finest horses, trainers and owners from around the world. Bill Graves had a great appreciation for quality Thoroughbreds and was a staunch advocate for the retraining of Thoroughbreds for second careers. Fasig-Tipton is pleased to join with New Vocations to provide matching funds for 2018 Breeders' Cup pledges in Bill's honor,” shared Boyd Browning Fasig-Tipton President and CEO.
“We were thrilled to have Fasig-Tipton reach out to us with the offer to match the funds raised this year by our annual Breeders' Cup Pledge. We greatly appreciate their support, and it means a lot to our organization to be able to honor Bill Graves as aftercare was something he was so passionate about. We look forward to honoring Bill's memory by having his name incorporated with the signage of our indoor arena at our Lexington, Kentucky facility,” shared Anna Ford New Vocations' Program Director.
New Vocations will continue to seek pledges from owners and trainers until November 2nd. All of the Pledge information can be found at www.newvocations.org/breeders-cup-pledge/ or contacting [email protected]
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