Lexington, KY – January 25, 2017 – New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that connections of two horses running in the Pegasus World Cup on January 28th have pledged their support to the program’s aftercare efforts. California Chrome syndicate partner Jan Vandebos-Naify pledged $10,000 if the 2016 Horse of the Year wins and Starlight Racing has pledged a percentage of Neolithic’s earnings. The two owners hope their pledges might initiate additional support during the prestigious weekend of racing at Gulfstream Park.
“I am so honored to be part of the California Chrome Syndicate,” said Jan Vandebos-Naify. “As Horse of the Year once again, he has shown his diversity on the track, as well as his ability to bring people together to help other horses in need. I am so pleased to be able to take a portion of my earnings to honor OTTBs. New Vocations is the leader in the aftercare community and one that I am so proud to be affiliated with.”
“The costs associated with rehabbing, retraining and rehoming retired racehorses continue to rise each year so the pledged funds are greatly needed and appreciated,” said Program Director Anna Ford. “Jan Vandebos-Naify and Starlight Racing have been wonderful, ongoing supporters of our efforts, and we are thrilled to have their kind and generous pledges during the exciting Pegasus World Cup.”
About New Vocations
Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 6,400 individuals, with over 450 retirees entering the program each year. With six facilities in Kentucky, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options.