$4,000 Granted to Support Second Careers for Racehorses

TAKE2Image via the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation

WEST CHESTER, PA — The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) announced it recently awarded TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. with $4,000.

TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. promotes and develops second careers for racehorses that have retired from the track. After launching in 2012, TAKE2 continues to be supported by a handful of associations and breeders. The ultimate goal is to create a market for retired racehorses, ensuring secure futures beyond the racetrack.

In alignment with its mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2022.

“Education is key to the success of Thoroughbred aftercare,” explains TAKE2 Executive Director Andy Belfiore. “There are so many resources available to owners and trainers, like our TAKE THE LEAD program, and we have to be sure they know all the options and are informed on how the retirement process works. We have to let racing fans and the public know that our industry cares and is deeply committed to our horses beyond the track. We have to engage with the sport horse community to inform them of the many organizations, such as TAKE2, that provide incentives for competing on Thoroughbreds. Thanks to the support of TERF, we can put together events like the Lunch and Learn on Aftercare at Saratoga and get the message out on aftercare.”

TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF’s current Board includes co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson DV, and James Orsini DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons, Lucy Zungailia, Katelyn Jackson, and Lynn Cassimeris, Ph.D.

To learn more about the TAKE 2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc., please visit www.take2tbreds.com/.

To make learn more about the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation and/or make a tax-deductible donation to support TERF’s mission and programs, please visit www.terfusa.org.

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