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John Evans was presented with the Award of Merit by the Thoroughbred Charities of America. He was recognized for his work helping Thoroughbreds and inmates at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Ocala, Fla. facility. He is pictured with his wife Marsha. Photo by  FTBOA

Award of merit goes to TRF’s John Evans

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Thoroughbred Charities of America has named John Evans as its first TCA Award of Merit recipient of 2016. Evans was presented with the award in front of 400 guests at the 54th annual Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association gala held in Ocala, Fla. March 14. The award honors his work as farm manager at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chance Farm at the Lowell Correctional Institute in Ocala, where inmates are taught equine vocational skills while caring for retired racehorses. Now in its 16th year, over 120 inmates have participated in the program at Lowell Correctional Institute. Award recipients […]