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Breedings needed to benefit New Vocations
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - from New Vocations

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Laura, OH --- New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 16th annual stallion auction to be held through from Feb. 10-14, 2014.

“This is a difficult time for unwanted horses, and a successful stallion auction is essential to our ability to handle the large numbers that need us,” said Executive Director Dot Morgan.

New Vocations annually offers hundreds of former racehorses a safety net through rehabilitation, retraining and placement in carefully screened and monitored homes.

“We take these horses, break them to ride, and care for their needs until a qualified adopter can be found,” said Morgan. “Then we educate the adopters on the idiosyncrasies of racehorses, answer myriads of questions, encourage them through problems, and offer training guidelines. And we take the horse back when the adopter gets a divorce, loses a job, relocates to an apartment, changes interests, or simply no longer wants the expense. This is no small feat. We must have help, lots of it. But the results are outstanding. We adopted 18 Standardbreds in November alone.

“The stallion auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you have a breeding that’s not going to be used, please consider donating it. Or if you know someone that’s not using their share, tell them about our need. Generating dollars is the ultimate goal so if you don’t have a breeding, think about a year end contribution.”

New Vocations is a 501 (c) 3 charity so donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. For more information, e-mail or call 937.947.4020. Donations can be made through our website at or mailed to New Vocations, 3293 Wright Rd., Laura, OH 45337.

Every gift, large or small, goes toward the care, retraining and placement of retired racehorses. So, please, don’t put it off, do it now. Your help is needed to carry out this mission.

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