all in Aftercare

Welcome to this week’s edition of America’s Best Racing’s Main Track.           

Each Tuesday in this space we spotlight the most meaningful story of the past week, detailing a story that stands out because of its importance or perhaps the emotional response it generates.

Looking ahead, if you believe there’s a story this week that should be featured in next Tuesday’s edition of the Main Track, let us know by tweeting it to @ABRLive using the hashtag #ABRMainTrack.

Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given has been pensioned from stud duty at Calumet Farm and is set to join the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions in the spring of 2018, becoming the fifth Horse of the Year to occupy the famous barn.

Welcome to the Thanksgiving week edition of America’s Best Racing’s Main Track.          

Each Tuesday in this space we spotlight the most meaningful story of the past week, detailing a story that stands out because of its importance or perhaps the emotional response it generates.

Looking ahead, if you believe there’s a story this week that should be featured in next Tuesday’s edition of the Main Track, let us know by tweeting it to @ABRLive using the hashtag #ABRMainTrack.

As for this week, we’ll look back at an early Thanksgiving present for a gallant racehorse.

When the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program team was thinking of fundraising ideas in 2009, they had two requirements: first, there must be little or no overhead money spent on the idea and second, it had to be unique.

And so the idea of the Breeders’ Cup Pledge was born.

Eight years later, the program has raised more than $420,000 from the pledge with 100 percent of the proceeds raised going to support New Vocations’ rehabilitation and rehoming efforts.

If you think of Victoria racing in Australia, the Melbourne Cup is almost certainly the first thing to pop into your mind. But did you know the Australian state’s Racing Victoria organization is also a big supporter of racehorse aftercare and even has an aftercare program called Off The Track?

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