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Rescue Roundup: Thoroughbed Makeover; TIP Mustang program & More

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Enchanted Dreams tells Santa that her wish is to compete in the Thoroughbred Makeover. Credits: Provided by Ashley Francese
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Thoroughbred Makeover Applications Galloping In

In the first five days since applications were opened, The Thoroughbred Makeover organizers received 217 applications, with 131 of those submitted on the very first day. The majority (59 percent) of applications were from new participants; 41 percent are from returning Makeover trainers. Thirty-two of the applications are from trainers seeking to compete two horses.

Just under half (48 percent) of the applying trainers are professionals, while 41 percent are amateurs and 11 percent are juniors.

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Applications came from 35 states (including 13 west of the Mississippi) and Ontario, Canada. As usual, Kentucky leads the way with the largest number of entries!

Among those 17 were from Pennsylvania, nine from New Jersey and eight from New York. They include

Ashley Francese, an amateur horse trainer from Pennsylvania. The Latin teacher is hoping to compete with Enchanted Dreams, a.k.a. Eleven, who came through Turning for Home.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2018, and trainer approvals will be announced on Feb. 1.

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Mustang TIP Pick-Ups Resume

The Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) Pick up's resumed on Dec. 11.

TIP provides mustangs to approved trainers who then gentle the horses and make them available for adoption.

Interested in adopting? Use the link below to find a TIP trainer near you or visit the TIP Facebook page to see gentled mustangs and burros ready to go to a new home.

ASPCA Grants $185,000 to Equine Rescue Groups to Help Retired Racehorses

NEW YORK CITY — The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has granted $185,000 to ten equine rescue groups to assist their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate retired racehorses. The grants were awarded as part of the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative, a major grants program launched in 2010 that provides funding for equine rescues and sanctuaries that protect retired racers by offering alternatives to horse slaughter. Now in its eighth year, the program has awarded over $2 million to prepare retired racers for life after their racing careers come to an end.

Selected recipients include a wide range of equine rescues, each being awarded a grant ranging from $10,000–$36,000 to help increase their capacity for rescuing more horses. Recipients of the 2017 ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative include:

Recipients include CANTER which has several chapters in the United States, and ReRun Inc. in New York state.

In addition to providing assistance to help retired racehorses, the ASPCA is also working to improve conditions for horses currently racing by supporting the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 (H.R. 2651). This bill would create an independent, non-governmental body to establish, test for, and enforce racehorse doping standards. It would protect equine athletes by encouraging consistent enforcement of doping regulations across state lines, and prohibiting the use of pain-relieving and performance-enhancing medications 24 hours before a race.

Breeding Donations Sought To Benefit SRF

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — For 28 years the most important annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) is the donation, and sale of breedings. Dedicated to Standardbreds exclusively, SRF has 270+ trotters and pacers in need of homes, nearly 250% more than any other organization, and prides itself on securing homes for life so no adopted horse from SRF is ever at risk.

Donations are tax-deductible and help rehabilitate, rescue, retrain, adopt, and follow-up every adoption for life, as well as support SRF's Youth Programs. To gift breedings please contact Tammy at 732-446-4422,via email at SRFhorsesandkids@gmail.com, or visit SRF's website at AdoptaHorse.org.

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