- 22 Nov
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is moving closer to the launch of a greatly expanded aftercare program that includes additional funding and the tracking of retired racehorses.
The MTHA Oct. 4 authorized a commitment of $25,000 a year over five years to the newly created “Beyond The Wire” Thoroughbred aftercare program. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Jockey Club have agreed to similar contributions to participate in the program, while the Maryland jockey colony collectively has agreed to participate through per-mount contributions.
“It’s so great to have the entire industry support this important cause,” commented MTHA Executive Director David Richardson. “We’re all in this together and we all have an interest in providing long term homes for our retired race horses.”