Delaware Park and Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) are excited to announce the first “End of Meet Showcase,” a joint event with CANTER-Delaware (CDE) and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) on Oct. 23 at Delaware Park.
Approximately 30 to 40 horses will be available for purchase, and their trainers will be on hand to answer questions. Veterinarians from Equine Vetcare of Fair Hill Training Center will be available to perform pre-purchase exams to interested buyers at cost.
“This is an opportunity for Off-Track-Thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse,” says Lauren Gassaway, a volunteer with CANTER-Delaware. “Delaware Park, DTHA, CANTER and MAHR, are very excited to partner together to offer the first-ever Showcase at Delaware Park.”
She adds, “We have built great relationships with the horsemen and women at this track and look forward to highlight their horses that are ready for second careers.”
And there will be many talented prospects in the mix, notes Bev Strauss of MidAtlantic Horse Rescue.
“This event is a great opportunity for local shoppers to find their next sport horse,” Strauss says. “Thoroughbreds are extremely athletic and versatile and perform successfully across the board whether it’s dressage, jumping, Eventing or pleasure riding.”
In addition, attendees will receive swag bags while supplies last, courtesy of Delaware Park, CDE, MAHR, Retired Racehorse Project, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Thoroughbred Charities of America, and the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program.
The Showcase will be held at Delaware Park, 777 Delaware Park Dr., Wilmington, Del, from 9 a.m. to noon. Those interested in attending or learning more are invited to call 410-404-3666, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available on Facebook page Delaware Park Horse Aftercare Initiative.