The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has been working hard to develop a new aftercare program, and according to it's latest newsletter, may be close to launching that program.
During its Oct. 4 meeting, the MTHA approved an annual commitment of $25,000 for the next five years to the “Beyond the Wire” aftercare program. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Jockey Club have also announced their participation on a similar level, and even the Maryland jockey colony is planning to participate with a per-mount donation. Overall, nearly $210,000 would be available for the program in 2017.
Beyond the Wire is a partner of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and the MTHA is currently seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit status for the program.
“It's so great to have the entire industry support this important cause,” commented MTHA Executive Director David Richardson. “We're all in this together and we all have an interest in providing long term homes for our retired race horses.”
Read more at the MTHA's newsletter.
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