A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to the plate to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

For the sixth consecutive year, New Vocations is asking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their earnings to support the program’s mission to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome retired racehorses. In the past five years the pledge has raised nearly $220,000.

“For several years New Vocations has given me piece of mind by providing a safe haven for some of my horses at the conclusion of their racing days,” said owner Michael Dubb. “New Vocations has always been highly professional, and I enjoy seeing photos years later of my former horses in their new homes and enjoying their new careers.”

To date, 36 championship contenders have owners and/or trainers supporting this year’s pledge. Trainers who have committed include:

  • Bob Baffert,

  • Graham Motion,

  • Eddie Plesa,

  • Todd Pletcher, and

  • Kathy Ritvo.

Jim and Janet Rome’s Jungle Racing LLC with Breeders Cup Classic contender Shared Belief and Micheal Dubb with Breeders’ Cup Distaff contender Belle Gallantey lead the long list of owners, who also include:

  • Al Shaqab Racing,

  • Jake Ballis,

  • Bradley Thoroughbreds,

  • Conquest Stables,

  • Donegal Racing,

  • Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners,

  • Jerry Frankel,

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