Retired race horses get a second life with Second Stride
Keith Kaiser finds out what it takes to help a thoroughbred move on to a second career.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - "Second Stride" gives thoroughbreds another purpose once their racing career ends. The program specializes in giving retired thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed.
The non-profit organization provides professional rehabilitation, retraining, and placement for retired thoroughbred racehorses. Second Stride is based on volunteers who are active in other areas of the racing industry: owners, partnership managers, handicappers, trainers. More than 1,000 horses have been placed in adoptive homes since the program began in 2005.
The 7th annual Molly Malone's and Second Stride Derby Preview Equine Benefit Party hopes to raise money for the organization. You can support retiring racehorses and thoroughbreds in need while you kick off Derby week festivities in style.
The goal is to raise $30,000 to add two more horses to the program. That means 25 or more race horses will be re-homed for the year.
10% of all restaurant sales will be donated by Molly Malone's to Second Stride Inc. 100% of the money raised from the live and silent auction goes to thoroughbred race horses in need.
Second Stride Benefit Party
Molly Malone's Highlands
933 Baxter Avenue
Monday, April 30, 2018
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
$20 Suggested Donation
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