AURORA, CO (August 29, 2013) – After launching an aftercare program for retiring racehorses in April 2013, CANTER Colorado was awarded $10,000 from Arapahoe Park and the Colorado Horseracing Association to continue their work. In addition to providing a free sales listing service for retiring racehorses, this donation enables CANTER Colorado to grow its racehorse rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming program servicing horses that have raced at Arapahoe Park.
“CANTER Colorado has shown real dedication to helping our horses find new homes once their racing careers are finished,” says Bruce Seymore, General Manager at Arapahoe Park. “We’re excited to be able to support CANTER Colorado in their ‘recycled racehorse’ retraining program and think this will be a real benefit to the horsemen at Arapahoe Park and the horses that run here.”
“We are extremely grateful to Arapahoe Park and the Colorado Horseracing Association,” said Jamie Girouard, Executive Director, CANTER Colorado. “This wonderful donation will allow us to enhance our CANTER-owned program and further extend our services to the trainers and owners who race at Arapahoe Park.”
CANTER Colorado offers race trainers and owners free sales listings on the CANTER Colorado website to help those owners and trainers find non-race homes for their retiring Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Arabian, Paint and Appaloosa racehorses, and working track ponies of any breed. Volunteers work with Arapahoe Park horsemen throughout the racing season to publish information and photos of available horses ready to move into second careers.
CANTER Colorado volunteers have built strong relationships with the track management and horse racing professionals since 2012. Those relationships have made it possible for CANTER Colorado to assist trainers and owners in transitioning their ex-racehorses into successful second careers.
“Our program has been so successful through the hard work and dedication of our volunteers,” states Girouard. “A special thanks to Corey Kaye, Director of Track Relations, for her tireless efforts and long hours on the backside of the track working with trainers, owners, and track management. Her work has greatly contributed to the success of CANTER Colorado.”
To find an ex-racehorse, volunteer, or to make a donation, visit www.canterusa.org/colorado.
About CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses): CANTER provides a free sales listing service to racing trainers and owners to help them find non-race homes for their retiring racehorses. Some Chapters have incorporated a Phase 2 Program in which donated ex-racehorses are rehabilitated, retrained and rehomed. CANTER Chapters serve racetracks in Ohio, New England, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois. Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and the Mid Atlantic region and are approved to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Your Donations are tax deductible.
About Arapahoe Park:
Arapahoe Park is located at 26000 E Quincy Ave, in Aurora, CO, and offers simulcasting and live racing for Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabs, Paints and Appaloosas every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day until mid-August. www.mihiracing.com