ReRun, Inc. has named seasoned horseman and well-liked Thoroughbred advocate Lisa Molloy to head up the horse charity’s day-to-day operations, with goals of increasing the numbers of ex-racehorses re-homed through the program.
Molloy assumes the title of Program Director at the charity, and in the newly created position will be responsible for overseeing the care and training of Thoroughbreds as they move through the process of rehabbing, retraining, and eventually finding homes.
Tapped by the ReRun Board of Directors for her “exemplary experience with horses,” Molloy was lauded for her extensive career in Thoroughbred adoption, as well as her past positions managing several public stud farms in her native England, and her later work with renowned breeding manager Joe Jeane.
“We at ReRun believe that under Lisa’s direction we will grow into the best off-the-track Thoroughbred adoption program in the country,” the Board of Directors state in a press release. “She is an excellent match for ReRun, and under her guidance, we will prosper and will continue to fulfill our mission to retrain, re-school and rehabilitate ex-racehorses and find them new, loving homes and new careers.”
Molloy, who also trains and re-homes Thoroughbreds for Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, and previously worked for New Vocations, says she is excited to implement a streamlined approach to best serve the racetracks in Virginia, New York and New Jersey.
Further goals include establishing a protocol for foster farms hired by ReRun to rehab and re-home the horses, she says, noting that her ultimate goal is to increase efficiencies in order to expand ReRun’s capacity to accept more horses.
“In order for ReRun to remain competitive in this economy, while the horses come first, we also need to maintain a sensible business model,” she says. Molloy adds that she also plans to improve records on each horse and grow fundraising efforts.
In addition to Molloy’s position, ReRun also welcomes new board members to offer further guidance.
Dr. John Park of Park of Park Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., a leading orthopedic surgeon, and Brad Schild, vice president of commercial banking for Hancock Bank of Florida, and Brian Zipse of Zipse at the Track of Horseracing Nation have joined the board. Additional appointments are expected soon.
Brimming with enthusiasm for future developments at ReRun, Molloy says, “I am very excited to work with both the old and the newer board members as we look to enrich and expand our program so we can better serve our horses.”