Millstone Twp., NJ --- This Sunday, the 2014 Super Bowl security detail will include horses that found their new careers through Standardbred Retirement Foundation. The Newark Mounted Police Department has nine of SRF’s horses, and the force is in the saddle protecting the public.
Coincidentally, many of these horses have been around the oval at the adjacent Meadowlands racetrack during their racing careers.
Pictured geared up and on duty (in the photo at right) are Officer Camacho riding 11-year-old Allentown (aka Chief) and Officer Schroeder with 16-year-old Cunning Liar (aka Commander). They are pictured in the center.
At pre-game events and on game day additional Newark Mounted Patrol SRF horses may include 18-year-old Blue Hoodlum, 8-year-old Shark Chaser, 5-year-old Uthinkithinkurkidn, 11-year-old Prince Juniper, 7-year-old Echo Of Thunder, 15-year-old Miracle Man, and 11-year-old YF Avenger. They serve many notable events throughout the city like the Super Bowl.
The SRF is in its 25th year giving dignity and life to race horses in need of a stable future. Nearly 2,600 adoptions have been made to loving homes for pleasure, competitive riding and driving disciplines. Every horse adopted out by SRF is followed-up for life.
A total of 190 horses are currently in the SRF’s care, of which 110 are unadoptable and will remain in SRF’s full care for life. To adopt, help by making a tax-deductible contribution, or to sponsor a horse in need, contact SRF at Admin@srfmail.com, 732.446.4422, or visit this award winning organization at www.Adoptahorse.org and be sure to “Like us” on Facebook.