New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has announced that Fasig-Tipton has donated $100,000 to sponsor the outdoor arena at their new racehorse retraining and rehoming facility on the historic Mereworth Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
With Phase One of the project to start construction this month, Fasig-Tipton is one of the founding supporters of the New Vocations $2 million capital campaign. The organization has also been a staunch supporter of the program’s efforts for many years through Blue Horse Charities.
Last month New Vocations launched a capital campaign to build a premier racehorse adoption facility. Once complete, the new facility, which will include two 15-stall barns, indoor arena, outdoor arena, office and multiple pastures and paddocks, will double the program’s Lexington capacity, allowing the program to help more retiring racehorses each year.
“The New Vocations project at Mereworth Farm is an outstanding example of what can be accomplished through the cooperative efforts of many parties in the Thoroughbred industry,” said Boyd Browning, president and CEO of Fasig-Tipton. “Fasig-Tipton is proud to participate in this capital campaign and we look forward seeing many Thoroughbreds benefit from the retraining and adoption efforts of New Vocations at this exceptional facility.”
Added New Vocations Program Director Anna Ford, “Thousands of retired racehorses will benefit from the vocational training received in the new arena. We are forever grateful to Fasig-Tipton for their pledge to our campaign and continued support of our mission to rehab, retrain and rehome retired racehorses.”