Thursday, January 2, 2014

Secretariat Lives On

The Secretariat Foundation was created by Mrs. Penny Chenery to serve as a non-profit charitable organization within the Thoroughbred and equine-related industries. Mrs. Chenery named the Foundation after her great champion with a specific purpose – to use Secretariat’s enduring appeal to bring greater awareness to the many causes that help horses and the people who care for them.

The mission of the Secretariat Foundation is to assist and support various charities and organizations that meet the Thoroughbred racing community’s needs including:
  • Veterinary research into lameness of the horse
  • Thoroughbred retirement and rehabilitation facilities
  • Therapeutic equestrian programs
  • General funding for related established charitable programs

In 2013, the Foundation is proud to announce it lent its support to:
  •  LOPE Rescue, Texas – Founded as a rescue and retraining facility to provide Texas racehorses with the opportunities for new careers after their racing days end
  •  Live and Let Live Farm, New Hampshire  – A shelter facility that rescues abused and unwanted animals, mainly horses, and provides them either a temporary or permanent safe place to interact with people. When applicable, appropriate homes will be found for rehabilitated animals. Those animals that are considered un-adoptable will be given lifetime care at the farm.
  •  The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), New York – The largest equine sanctuary in the world devoted to the rescue, retirement, rehabilitation and retraining of Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack.
  •  Retired Race Horse Project (RRTP), Maryland – The RRTP works to facilitate the placement of retired Thoroughbred racehorses in second careers by educating the public about the history, distinctive characteristics, versatility of use, and appropriate care and training of the iconic American Thoroughbred.
  •  Race for Education (RFE), Kentucky – The RFE provides educational programs and college scholarships to young people in the equine and agriculture industry with significant financial need.
  •  Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund (PDJF) – The PDJF is committed to working with both industry and medical research groups to improve the safety of both the human and equine athlete as well as medical research projects dedicated to reducing catastrophic injuries.
What a great cause! 

1 comment:

  1. Penny is very definitely one of my Heroes. She has done so much good for the equine AND human world. I'm a bit surprised to not see the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center on that list, but maybe I'm missing something. Regardless, all of those organizations are excellent and well-worth supporting.


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