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Themanmythnlegend, nicknamed Manny, was the catalyst in a new partnership between racehorse charities Second Call and New Vocations.

Charities team up to help Monmouth T-breds

Thoroughbred charities New Vocations and Second Call have joined forces to help a “true war horse” find a new home, and simultaneously forge a lasting partnership between the organizations. Earlier this week, Anna Ford, program director of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption, and Laurie Condurso-Lane, executive of Second Call, announced the two charities would work collaboratively to help Thoroughbreds retiring from Monmouth Park. The decision was the happy result of a joint effort to assist longtime campaigner Manny (Jockey Club name: Themanmythnlegend), from lengthy and lucrative career on the track. (To view Manny’s profile on New Vocations, please click this link). […]

Dione Carroll decided that Monarch Maker was the horse for her after their maiden ride together.

Classy Dogwood T-bred heads for the hounds

Taking the reins of the retired racehorse in her hands, literally and figuratively, Dione Carroll guided the tall dark bay further from the once star-studded path he’d been on; one of fabled barns and photo finishes and winner’s circles. Now the cool-headed attorney from South Carolina and the impeccably bred Thoroughbred from Dogwood Stables, would throw their lot in together setting off on a journey of second chances and unexpected partnerships. “When I first went looking for a horse to replace my fox hunter, who’s headed for retirement, I looked for a successor who had a little more experience, was […]

Venture Database was pregnant with her foal Mystery when she was discovered at the Cleburne Horse Auction last August. She was rescued by Donna Keen of Remember Me Rescue.

Saved from kill buyer, mare drops mystery foal

The whites of her eyes showed fear as the pregnant mare tracked every move of the woman who would ultimately save her. “She followed me around that pen, she watched me and watched me,” says Donna Keen of Texas-based horse charity Remember Me Rescue. “It was like she knew that I knew that she wasn’t supposed to be there.” How and why an underweight and dehydrated mare like Venture Database wound up the Cleburne Horse Auction last August, in a situation where her fate would be determined by nothing more than her weight and value as meat, is as much […]