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‘Crown’ Pledge A Win For Retired S-Breds

Published: October 30, 2018 4:35 pm ET

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For the third consecutive year, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has offered the Breeders Crown Pledge to the industry’s leading owners, trainers and drivers as a way to give to back to the horses that are no longer racing by pledging a percentage of their earnings to New Vocations.

Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC graciously were the first trainer and ownership group to join, and they had a stellar evening, as they won three Breeders Crown championships, with Dorsoduro Hanover, Warrawee Ubeaut and Percy Blue Chip. “As a group we feel it is so important to give back to the horses as they are obviously the true stars of the sport,” stated Mark Weaver.

Diamond Creek Racing joined for the first time this year and pledged all four of their horses. Proof finished a strong second in the two-year-old colt pace and Pure Country finished third in the mare pace. “We applaud the efforts of New Vocations, who with the support of others is able to directly contribute to the successful futures of many of these horses,” said Adam Bowden of Diamond Creek Racing.

Owner Howard Taylor pledged his Breeders Crown winner Tactical Landing in the three-year-old colt trot and Hambletonian winner Atlanta, who was a close second in the three-year-old filly trot. The team behind Breeders Crown Mare Pace winner Shartin N was on board, as the husband-wife training combination of Jim King Jr. and Jo Ann Looney-King along with driver Tim Tetrick.

“It really is exciting to see the industry’s leading professionals giving back through their horses’ success via this pledge,” said Standardbred Program Director Winnie Morgan Nemeth. “We are very grateful for each and every horse that raced for us last Saturday night.”

New Vocations would like to thank all pledge supporters including first-time pledgers Dandy Farms, Odds On Racing and Holland Racing Stables. “This pledge helps us rehab, re-train and re-home over 100 retired Standardbreds annually through our proven adoption model. It is truly win-win for all involved,” said Morgan-Nemeth.

To learn more about New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, visit

(New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program)

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