The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced July 6 that the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance has established a new website, www.ntraaftercare.com, dedicated to retired Thoroughbred racehorses.
Information contained on the new site includes:
— Contact information for aftercare liaisons at all alliance-accredited racetracks
— Interactive aftercare organization map showing facilities by state
— Links to educational aftercare articles
— Resources available to aftercare organizations, including grants and funding, gelding clinics, legal document templates, and a listing of national/regional organizations and associations.
— Best practices for racetracks and aftercare organizations
— Video library of Alliance Professional Education Seminar aftercare presentations
— Event calendar
— Aftercare news and success stories
According to the release, aftercare facilities are able to sign up at the site to have their facilities listed, and to have their events listed on the site’s calendar.
“This new site will provide solid, practical information—for both prospective and current adopters—on funding options, second-career possibilities for Thoroughbreds and many other relevant topics,” said Mike Ziegler, executive director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. “The site is targeted to anyone interested in getting involved with horses after their careers on the track are over.”
Source: Press Release
2 thoughts on “NYRA establishes new website dedicated to retired racehorses”
Okay, AQHA, here’s your “template”. The NTRA has done the “heavy lifting”. Now it’s your turn to shoulder YOUR share of what you should already recognize as your responsibility. If you don’t think you need to rehab your image, I’m sure we can find ways to convince you otherwise. Like “educating” QH racegoers and fans of other QH sports about cruelty and callousness most don’t realize exist. Your choice. Stay rooted in your “tradition” or be dragged .. kicking and screaming … into the 21st century incarnation of animal WELFARE (not RIGHTS). Choose wisely!
Good grief…..what took them so long? But grateful that they have done something to change the “status quo”