Hold a 50-50 raffle for off-the-track Thoroughbreds

Whoa, hey. With the approaching Kentucky Derby, horses are on the public’s minds more than any other time of year.

Like a great idea for raising money for your favorite Thoroughbred rescue or sanctuary? Hold a 50/50 raffle.

Pick up or order a roll of raffle tickets and sell them at your Kentucky Derby celebration, or at the office. Put the tickets in a container, and have a draw. The winner gets one half, and your favorite Thoroughbred rescue or sanctuary get the other half.

Woman petting Thoroughbred
SoCal specialize in the auction rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of thoroughbred ex-racehorses at high risk for slaughter. Image from SoCal website.

Here are a few suggestions for donating the proceeds (no particular order, we love them all).

  • ReRun
    ReRun, Inc., P.O. Box 113, Helmetta, NJ 08828
  • Second Race
    Second Race, 122-A E. Foothill Drive, # 300, Arcadia, CA, 91006
  • Lope Texas
    LOPE Texas, 1551 Hwy 21 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
  • SoCal
    Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue, 635 Hacienda Drive, Norco, CA 92860.

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 1st. Let’s get the party started!

Great Gift Idea!

ReRun Inc., the nonprofit Thoroughbred adoption program, will be holding its spring eBay auction of Moneighs® on April 25, 2010. The auction of 30 paintings created by famous equine artists will feature current superstar Zenyatta and her recently-retired stablemate, Life is Sweet, as well as Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions Cigar, Funny Cide and DaHoss. The auction will also feature paintings by leading New York and Florida Stallions and a painting by the beloved champion Evening Attire.

That’s not all. The spring auction, which ends on May 2nd, will include several paintings created by famous horses of other breeds including one by Rolex W., who will compete in the combined driving event at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games this fall. Champion Standardbred Staying Together also created a painting even though he is blind.

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