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The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday September 19 in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. Over 125 items and services will be offered in a silent auction via mobile bidding followed by a live auction of 10 premier items at 7:30 p.m. People will be able to view the items in advance and bid remotely from their mobile devices beginning at 10:00 a.m. To see the items and register to bid, visit: www.wedoauctions.net/prejugparty. New items will be added daily up to the event. Featured offerings include a South African Photo Safari, John Deere Lawn Tractor, Spyder race bike of choice, a live Miniature weanling and a set of New Nitro wheels. These items along with vacations, harness racing art and memorabilia, jewelry, tickets to sporting events, home accessories, tack and professional services are all up for grabs at this exciting fundraising event. Come to the party or just support these two great organizations! Table sponsors are still being sought. FMI contact Dot Morgan (937) 947-4020 dot@horseadoption.com or Winnie Morgan Nemeth (734) 320-7918 winnie@horseadoption.com The Beneficiaries New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program New Vocations is the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. It was founded in 1992 to offer retiring Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and vocational training prior to placement in carefully screened and monitored homes. New Vocations accepts horses from racetracks and farms throughout the eastern United States at locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York. Horses are equipped with new skills and placed with experienced, caring individuals where "once again, each can be a star." Over 6,500 retired racehorses have found new homes and careers through the efforts of New Vocations. The Delaware County Agricultural Society The Delaware County Agricultural Society has run its annual fair since 1834. The organization promotes agriculture through the operation of the fairgrounds and the many events held there throughout the year. The Delaware County Agricultural Society is celebrating its 73rd year conducting the greatest pacing race in the sport, The Little Brown Jug. The Fairgrounds is home to a thriving community of harness horses and maintains one of the fastest racetracks in the world. The Delaware County Agricultural Society promotes harness racing and its lore to thousands of fans and strives to maintain the history while promoting the future of our sport. From Dot Morgan, for New Vocations  

In this edition of Horse Highlight, Post Time with Mike and Mike teams up with New Vocations to feature the beautiful 2010 Somebeachsomewhere colt, "Camvault" who was donated by Wendy Cameron. Cameron bred and raised Camvault as she adored him dearly. "Camvault was perhaps one of the best-bred colts we have bred and foaled at our farm. He is definitely our largest foal and is absolutely the best looking foal/horse we have owned. I say one of the best-bred because we have his full brother, Cammikey, who was very successful racing for us. "Cam resembles more of his dam, Always Cam and Vault more like his sire, Somebeachsomewhere." shared Cameron. When breeding a horse, the best part about it is naming the foal. Camvault has a meaning behind his name as Cameron took time to explain, "Camvault originates from our family's origin of the "Cam " name. The original Cam was named Cambev after our company's original name, Cameron Beverages. "Later our company was named Cameron Coca-Cola. Vault was a popular Coca-Cola brand at the time, so Camvault was born, it also happened to be my mother's favorite soft drink and she names our foals." Starting into his two-year-old year he had a few setbacks. He struggled with some health issues when he began training as a yearling. He had stifle surgery as a two-year-old at Ohio State University, where they placed screws in his stifles; he raced with no issues after that. "He was very fortunate to have Dr. Alicia Bertone and had a very successful outcome." proclaimed Cameron. "He trained back and began racing as a three-year-old. Unfortunately, his size, confirmation, and strength did not overcome his nervousness on the track. "We decided to retire him and take him home. I continued to work with him at our farm with aqua treading, lunging, and daily turnout. In addition, he spent 5 months with Julie Allison learning to be a riding horse." Cameron added. Camvault had a short racing career with only 12 starts and putting in over $15,000 in the bank. While being in contact with Cameron you could tell how passionate she was about not only Camvault, but every horse that comes into her care. "She wants nothing but the best for them on and off the race track. It was a difficult decision for us to part with Vault, however, he matured a great deal not being on the track and we felt he needed a more productive life and hopefully someone who can give him a wonderful home," stated Cameron.   "He seems to really like riding a lot. He is a little pushy on the ground and needed a reminder in manners, but now is doing excellent. He will make a fantastic show or trail horse." stated Winnie Nemeth, Standardbred Program Director. "It was great that Cameron saw the benefit to continue training Camvalut as a riding horse to help him excel in his next career. This will be essential in helping him find the perfect adopter," said Nemeth.   Camvault will be soon posted for adoption; he is a part of the "Back to School" special. Originally the adoption fee would be $800, but through the end of September, you will get $200 off. Be sure to visit www.newvocations.org and check out all of the amazing athletes we have for adoption, remember, make your next horse an ex-racehorse! By Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike  

This month in the New Vocations Horse Highlight we are featuring a well-known, classy horse through the Midwest, Virgil, donated by Tyler and Cassie George. As a racehorse, Virgil, the beautiful black gelding stepped onto the race track 95 times, making his way to the winners circle 18 times, rolling in over $200,000 to the bank. When talking with previous connections, Cassie George, I could tell he was more than just a racehorse to him, he was a pet to her. "Virgil is definitely a girls horse; he loved me unconditionally but wasn't a fan of my husband or the vet," Casie chuckled. Virgil spent most of his time racing in Indiana, traveling over to Ohio here and there and made a trip out East a few times. Casie's favorite memory while racing Virgil is when he won the Ohio Ladies Pace final during Jug week at the Delaware County Fair. "When he won the ladies pace final, he sat last the whole mile and I still don't even know how he won, but he always finished with all he had, and that day he didn't disappoint, outside post and all. Even though the purse was small, watching that replay over and over again makes me smile every time. He made a lot of people happy that day and I think he knew it," explained Cassie. It was a very tough decision to make when it came time to place Virgil with New Vocations because Cassie loved having him in the barn, he was that one horse she looked forward to seeing every morning when she got there. But she knew to retire him was for the best. "He fractured his knee about two years ago, we rested him and tried him again but he was never the same 'Virgil.' He just wasn't being competitive anymore. One training day he just didn't seem himself in between training trips, so I completely stripped him, gave him a bubble bath and told Tyler not to worry about going a back with him again. I just didn't want to see him struggle," stated Cassie. "I know this is a business and about making money, but to me, it isn't everything, I want my horses to be taken care." Virgil is the kind of horse that always needs to have a job, the New Vocations program is perfect for him, as they are in search of a new home for him to give him a second career. Cassie said, "He loves having a job. He needed to have a purpose he wasn't quite content with being a pasture pet like my other two retires." "Virgil was a quick learner and loves being a riding horse. He has a great personality and seems to have a permanent smile on his face," stated Winnie Nemeth, Standardbred Program Director. Virgil will be posted very soon for adoption, be sure to visit www.newvocations.org and check out all of the amazing athletes we have for adoption, remember, make your next horse an ex-racehorse! by Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is seeking auction items and table sponsors for its annual Pre-Jug Party & Charity Auction to be held Wednesday September 19, at the Delaware County Fair. Proceeds go toward the retraining and placement of retired Standardbreds and the Delaware County Fair. "We're asking owners, breeders, trainers, drivers, racetracks and those that benefit from racing, to please support this important fundraiser," said New Vocations Executive Director Dot Morgan. Vacations, tickets to sporting events, equine services, memorabilia and tack, as well as, home and barn accessories are all being sought. Items that can be easily mailed are a plus since bidding can be done off site from any mobile device. Higher end items like vacations and experiences are especially helpful. Table Sponsors are also needed and a good option in lieu of merchandise or services. Show your support by sponsoring a table in your name or the name of a favorite horse. Attendance is not required as Seating is Open. Signs on the table recognize each sponsor for their support. It's $400 to sponsor a table or $200 to co-sponsor. Visit www.wedoauctions.net/prejugparty to sponsor a table, view items as they arrive and register to bid. All bidding is via mobile device whether at the party or off site. "New Vocations is totally dependent on donations to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome hundreds of retired racehorses each year," said Morgan. "Participating in this event is a fun & easy way to give back to the horses we all love. I can't emphasize enough, how much we need everyone's help." For the first time, people will be able to view the items in advance and bid remotely from their mobile devices. To see the items and register to bid, visit: www.wedoauctions.net/prejugparty. New items will be added daily up to the event. For more details contact Dot Morgan at (937) 947-4020, dot@horseadoption.com or Winnie Nemeth at (734) 320-7918, winnie@horseadoption.com. Table Sponsorships can be paid online at www.NewVocations.org under Events. From New Vocations

Recently adopted from the New Vocations program, Rush N Supreme is heading to a new home for his second career.   He was donated by Kelly and Sharon Walker who raced him all over North America and even Canada. This beautiful bay, trotting gelding made over 50 trips to the winner's circle, rolling in over $350,000.   "It's not often you get to keep your favorite racehorse through his entire racing career, Rush's story is worth telling," Sharon Walker said with passion. When I told her we would be telling Rush's story, both she and Kelly were so excited to talk to me about their journey with Rush N Supreme. He had a little bit of a hard time getting started in his racing career.   "Before he met his recent owner, trainer, and driver, "Rush" would always make breaks, it seemed as if drivers had a hard time keeping him flat. Rush was sold to the Amish, then was brought back to the races, where June DeRussel asked Kelly Walker to drive him in the amateur race. From there on out, Rush N Supreme and Kelly just clicked, "not that Rush never broke again, it just seemed Kelly could keep him steady." Sharon explained.   With that being said, from there Rush N Supreme was in the hands of Sharon and Kelly Walker, and by the sounds of it, I think he loved them as much as they loved him.   One of Kelly's fondest memories with Rush was a race at Chester on November 3rd, 2012. "We had sent him to Pennsylvania trainer Bobbie Baggitt and he was having a hard time finding drivers that could get along with Rush and not let him break."I watched the races from Michigan and because I knew my horse so well I knew the mistakes the 'pro' drivers were making. After watching him break again and the trainer putting the same driver on him for next week's race, I called Bobbie and said 'take him off Bobbie, I'm coming out there to drive my horse.'   He ended up winning the race in 1:56.1 and paid $120.60 to win!" Kelly said. Rush N Supreme was so good to both Kelly and Sharon over the years while being in the barn, he was Kelly's main mount in the amateur driving events.   He was a special horse to the both of them. "Rush was by far. My most favorite horse to work with and groom. He was always a gentleman" Sharon said. "He would let me groom him in his stall without cross ties, he preferred to stand with his head toward the back wall in the corner of the stall.   "He would lick and bite the boards of the wall while I groomed him and would never move unless I asked him too. He also trusted me enough to let me ride him, what a treat." "Rush was always the one that we would let the kids pet, sit on, or feed treats too. As I said before always a gentleman. Maybe that is why he and Kelly got along so well. There was a deep, mutual respect between the two of them and a shared a competitive spirit. A winning combination." added Sharon.   In this edition of Horse Highlight, we took a closer look at a horse, which was recently adopted. Rush N Supreme is heading to Iowa to meet his new owner Melanie.   "She wanted a horse that she could ride with her friends on trails and do trail obstacles and small jumps with. She fell in love with Rush to be her new horse, he is just awaiting a ride to Iowa in the next week" Winnie Nemeth stated, New Vocations Standardbred Director.   "Rush really already came used to a rider, as Sharon had ridden him in Florida, so it took a few rides to teach him some simple ques under saddle. We rode him a few times a week since his arrival in March to make sure he had a good and solid foundation. He loves to trot under saddle and is so fancy. We have loved transitioning him to his next career. A big thank you goes to The Walker's for sending him! "added Nemeth.   Racehorse aftercare is so important to our amazing athletes, they give us their all week in and week out, and ask for nothing in return, the least the horsemen can do is make sure they go to forever homes after their racing career is over, and New Vocations can help you do that! If you or a friend are looking for your next show, pleasure, riding, or trail horse, head over to www.newvocations.org and make your next horse an ex-racehorse!   By Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

In this addition of the New Vocations retired race horse recap, we will be featuring a former star, donated by Tom Barrett. His name is LT's Best, and he is a 15 year old brown harness racing gelding out of Davanti, by the Supergill mare, Light Tackle.   This war horse had an impeccable career as a standardbred racehorse, and is looking to excel at his new job. Although he's had a lot of people interested him, he hasn't quite found his right match yet.   "He's had a chance to settle down and has learned to be a horse while with us," New Vocations Standardbred Director Winnie Nemeth stated.   "LT" is known to love a routine, and while he was still racing, he was with two stables, Tom Barrett from Michigan and Vince Copeland in Delaware.   While speaking with the former connections of LT's Best, they made it abundantly clear that he loved to race. He is a very smart horse, maybe too smart for his own good. While talking with former caretaker Ryan Barrett, he had a lot of say great thing to say about him. One thing he made very clear was how professional he was.   LT started 117 times, making his way to the winners circle on 28 occasions earning $467,995 lifetime. In 2009 at the age of 6 he had a career high, earning over $177,000. He took his lifetime mark in the Green Speed open trot in 1:53.3 at Harrah's Philadelphia.   Barrett has many memories with LT's Best, but one that sticks out was when LT won the open trot three weeks in a row at Hazel Park Raceway in 2007.   Aside from that, LT's Best had many highlights in his career, as well as his fair share of success on the stakes circuit where he was a money earner in The American National Trot at Balmoral, The Patriot Trot at Colonial, and The Dygert Memorial Trot at Hawthorne. In 2007 and 2008 he was invited and participated in the Patriot Trot.   "LT definitely looks for his groom or rider to have confidence in their abilities, to also have confidence in him and trust they will guide him in the right direction." Barrett explained. LT loves kids and loves any kind of treats, his favorite is carrots.   "We are really excited to have had the opportunity to work with him. I think he will be great at whatever he does next, whether it's a show horse, a trail horse, or even a driving horse.   "LT is ready for his next step and a new home," Nemeth stated. You can help the cause and donate numerous ways through New Vocations. For more information visit www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or www.newvocations.org.   NOTE: Last month's 'New Vocation's Horse Spotlight' featured Ohio State Champion JJ Hall. Post Times is happy to report that because of the article, JJ Hall was adopted by a loving family with a farm in North Carolina.   By Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike      

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 20th Annual Stallion Auction to be held through OnGait.com Feb 6-8, 2018. The harness racing program annually offers hundreds of former racehorses a safety net through rehabilitation, retraining, and placement in carefully screened and monitored homes. New Vocations embraces racing and the excitement and joy of racehorse ownership. At the conclusion of a horse's racing career, New Vocations stands ready to assist with its aftercare needs. "We rehabilitate the horses, break them to ride and care for them until a qualified adopter can be found," said Executive Director Dot Morgan. "Then we educate the adopters on the characteristics of racehorses, answer myriads of questions, encourage them through problems and offer training guidelines. New Vocations has a lifetime return policy for any horse that it has adopted. "The stallion auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you have a breeding that's not going to be used, please consider donating it. Or if you know someone that's not using theirs, tell them about our need. Generating dollars is the ultimate goal so if you don't have a breeding, think about a year end contribution." New Vocations is a 501 (c) 3 charity; donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. For information about the stallion auction or donating a horse email dot@horseadoption.com or call (937) 947-4020. Donations can be made through our website at www.NewVocations.org or mailed to New Vocations 3293 Wright Rd. Laura, OH 45337. Dot Morgan

Laurel, DE --- Clarissa Coughlin hasn’t seen Tough Love since 2005. That didn’t stop her from dropping everything to buy the 14-year-old pacer this summer. “I followed him his entire racing career,” Coughlin said. “He raced week after week, always in the money, always giving his heart. The longer he raced the more determined I was to keep my eye on him and find him a safe place to land after racing.” Tough Love, the Blissfull Hall son of Love N Touch, retired in July after an incredible 434 lifetime starts highlighted by 57 wins, 59 seconds and 59 thirds. Coughlin knew the gelding more than a decade ago. Her husband Jim broke the colt for Maryland trainer John Wagner. "We knew he was a special horse," Coughlin said. "He was easy to break, kept his mind on his work and was a pleasure to be around." She still recalls his gentle personality. "He was just so easy going and giving," she said. "He'd do whatever you asked of him." As a 2-year-old, Tough Love raced 12 times, winning five races and taking a record of 1:53 at Colonial Downs. Coughlin and her husband joined him in the winner's circle when he won at his home track, Rosecroft Raceway, and again when he won the Virginia Breeders Stake for 2-year-old pacing colts at Colonial Downs. Though he left the Wagner stable at the end of 2005, Coughlin continued to follow his career. While he found just modest success as a 3- and 4-year-old, he lowered his lifetime mark to 1:52.3 as a 5-year-old. That year, he raced an impressive 47 times, winning eight races and picking up eight seconds and 11 thirds. Tough Love really hit his peak as a 6-year-old, when he won seven races, lowered his record to 1:50.4 and earned $127,252 in the process. The pacer's success continued as he aged. As a 12-year-old, he won seven races. As a 13-year-old, he proved to be tireless. He went behind the gate 40 times, winning 10 races. He closed out his remarkable career with three wins in 2017, bringing his earnings to $589,263. While Coughlin remembers when Tough Love was a $50,000 claimer, she hadn't forgotten about him by the time he was a $2,500 claimer. "I have contacted some of his owners through the years to let them know I was interested in him after his racing career," she said. "During the past few years I have become more aware of the fate of Standardbreds after they can no longer race. New Vocations and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation have been ahead of the game in providing a second career for our horses." She'd planned all along to make sure the gelding found a good home once his years as a racehorse were over. She was crestfallen when she heard he'd been sold to a horse dealer in the Midwest this summer. She quickly began making calls, eventually locating the horse and arranging to buy him back for $1,200. New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program eagerly agreed to take him in and find him a new home. "We were thrilled we were able to get him," said Winnie Nemeth, New Vocation's Standardbred program director. She said he fit the program perfectly, as New Vocations focuses on taking in horses who have raced within the past year or so and retrains them to be riding horses. After some under saddle training, Tough Love is now up for adoption. He's advertised online (www.horseadoption.com/horseprofiles/tough-love/) as "charming" and "unflappable." "He's a typical warhorse," Nemeth said. "He's been there, done that. He was very easy to break to ride and he's remarkably sound for a horse that's raced as long as he has." She says New Vocations aims to "stand in the gap" to make sure horses like Tough Love end up in good situations after their careers on the racetrack have ended. "A horse like this is so deserving of a different career," she said. "We always like the warhorses. They have so much training and knowledge to offer. That's typically what adopters want, a safe, seen-it-all horse. We've had a lot of interest in him already." by Charlene Sharpe, USTA Web Newsroom Senior Correspondent

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program's 19th annual harness racing stallion auction is currently in progress and ends at 2:00 pm Friday February 10th. The auction is taking place online at www.ongait.com. It is held in an open-ended-format that allows for bidding slightly beyond the 2:00 pm cutoff on seasons with high activity. Breedings to Donato Hanover, Art Major, Pet Rock, McArdle, Creatine, Guccio, GooGoo GaaGaa, Triumphant Caviar, Sunshine Beach and Artspeak are among the 90 seasons offered. All proceeds go to rehab, retrain, and rehome Standardbreds that are leaving the track. Click here to view the auction in progress. For more information call (937) 947-4020 or email dot@horseadoption.com Dot Morgan

Breedings to Donato Hanover, Art Major, Well Said, Creatine, Pet Rock, McArdle, Guccio, GooGoo GaaGaa, Triumphant Caviar, Sunshine Beach and Artspeak are among the 75+ seasons donated to New Vocations 19th Annual Stallion. Harness Racing Breedings are still being sought and can be added until the auction begins. The auction runs Tues Feb 7th through 2:00 pm Friday Feb 10th at www.ongait.com. The auction is conducted in an Open Ended format that allows for bidding slightly beyond the 2:00 p.m. deadline if less than five minutes have elapsed since the last bid on a particular breeding. Participants are asked to be considerate and not bid for mares over 20 years old, ones that have been barren two or more consecutive years, any that are due after May 15, and those that are already booked. View a list of breedings here New Vocations is the largest racehorse adoption program in North America accepting over 400 retired racehorses each year. Proceeds from this stallion auction go toward the rehabilitation, retraining, and placement of retired Standardbreds. "We would like to thank all the stallion donors for their generous support," said Executive Director Dot Morgan. "They enable us to provide rehabilitative care for these horses and equip them with crucial skills prior to placing them in qualified homes. Every horse we adopt becomes an ambassador for the breed." FMI contact dot@horseadoption.com or call (937) 947-4020. Dot Morgan  

HARRISBURG, PA - The New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, designed to transition racehorses from their careers on the track into a productive "adoptive" program suitable for both the equine and her/his new "family," has been selected for the United States Harness Writers Association's President's Award, as announced by the president of USHWA, harness racing's leading media organization, Tim Bojarski. Over 6000 retired Standardbred and Thoroughbred racehorses have been placed by New Vocations since its founding in 1992. Many have gone on to be pleasure horses, and some have been re-educated to participate in other equine disciplines such as horse show competition. One New Vocations "graduate" even served as a "stand-in" when the recent movie about Seabiscuit, the champion racehorse, was made! New Vocations has two farms in Ohio, Laurelville and Marysville; one in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania; and one in Lexington, Kentucky. The Executive Director of the New Vocations program is Dot Morgan, who won the 2012 Unsung Hero Award from USHWA, and its current Standardbred Program Director is Dot's daughter, Winnie Morgan Nemeth, a member of USHWA. Bojarski notes, "New Vocations is a highly-motivated group of 'horse people' who aggressively re-home and re-train retired Standardbred and Thoroughbred Racehorses. Their plan is simple: determine the horse's demeanor, find the horse's best traits, and then teach the horse a skill that suits her or him best and will ensure that the animal will be productive forever in its new home. "New Vocations is in the process of building the former Mereworth Farm in Lexington KY, consolidating the group's efforts and making the new facility the largest rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and retirement facility in the nation. The group's Standardbred Division led by Winnie Morgan Nemeth does extraordinary work for our retired warriors of the track, and does that work with the horse's best interests uppermost in mind." New Vocations will be honored at the "Night Of Champions," the Dan Patch Awards Banquet Presented by Hoosier Park, which will take place on Sunday, February 26 at the Planet Hollywood hotel/casino in Las Vegas. Information about the banquet and the entire weekend, which will also contain the annual meetings of USHWA, can be found on the communicators' website, www.ushwa.org - including links for making hotel reservations at special rates at Planet Hollywood; banquet tickets; and congratulatory or acknowledgment ads in the keepsake Souvenir Banquet Journal, annually one of the best chronicles of a year in North American harness racing. From the United States Harness Writers' Association

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 19th Annual Stallion Auction to be held through OnGait.com Feb 7-10, 2017. The harness racing program annually offers hundreds of former racehorses a safety net through rehabilitation, retraining, and placement in carefully screened and monitored homes. New Vocations embraces racing and the excitement and joy of racehorse ownership. At the conclusion of a horse's racing career, New Vocations stands ready to assist with its aftercare needs. "We rehabilitate the horses as needed, break them to ride and care for them until a qualified adopter can be found," said Executive Director Dot Morgan. "Then we educate the adopters on the idiosyncrasies of racehorses, answer myriads of questions, encourage them through problems and offer training guidelines. And we will always take our horses back. "The stallion auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you have a breeding that's not going to be used, please consider donating it. Or if you know someone that's not using theirs, tell them about our need. Generating dollars is the ultimate goal so if you don't have a breeding, think about a year end contribution." New Vocations is a 501 (c) 3 charity so donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. FMI email dot@horseadoption.com or call (937) 947-4020. Donations can be made through our website at www.NewVocations.org or mailed to New Vocations 3293 Wright Rd. Laura, OH 45337. Dot Morgan  

The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday September 23rd in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. Over 150 items and services will be offered in a silent auction followed by a live auction of ten premier items at 7:30 p.m. Featured offerings include a John Deere Gator, Gorilla race bike, South African Photo Safari, colorful Miniature colt, Nitro wheels, custom bottled and labeled Little Brown Jug red wine and a Jugette white wine, and exceptional art and memorabilia from the Dean Hoffman collection. In addition, Tony Morgan, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr, Aaron Merriman and Scott Zeron have each donated autographed colors. Harnesses, jewelry, vacation packages, tickets to sporting events, home accessories, and professional services are all up for grabs at this exciting fundraising event. Come to the party or just support these two great organizations! Table sponsors and item donations are still being sought. All major contributors receive invitations. FMI contact Dot Morgan (937) 947-4020 dot@horseadoption.com or Winnie Morgan Nemeth (734) 320-7918 winnie@horseadoption.com Dot Morgan

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program's 17th annual stallion auction is currently in progress and ends at 2:00 pm Friday February 13. The auction is taking place online at www.ongait.com. Breedings to Conway Hall, Western Ideal, A Rocknroll Dance, Deweycheatumnhowe, Dragon Again, Big Bad John, and Crazed are among the 75 seasons offered. All proceeds go to rehab, retrain, and rehome Standardbreds that are leaving the track. Click here to view the auction in progress For more information call (937) 947-4020 or email dot@horseadoption.com Dot Morgan

Breedings to Conway Hall, Western Ideal, Deweycheatumnhowe, A Rocknroll Dance, Dragon Again, Big Bad John, and Crazed are among the 70+ seasons donated to New Vocations 17th Annual Stallion. The auction starts Monday February 9th and runs through 2:00 pm Friday Feb 13th at www.ongait.com.  The auction is conducted in an Open Ended format that allows for bidding slightly beyond the 2:00 p.m. deadline if less than five minutes have elapsed since the last bid on a particular breeding.  Participants are asked to be considerate and not bid for mares over 20, ones that have been barren two or more consecutive years, any that are due after May 21, and those that are already booked.  To view the list of stallions visit www.NewVocations.org or emaildot@horseadoption.com.  Breedings are still being sought and can be added until the auction begins. New Vocations is the largest racehorse adoption program in North America accepting over 400 retired Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds each year. Proceeds from the stallion auction go toward the care, retraining, and placement of retired Standardbreds. “We would like to thank all the stallion donors for their generous support,” said Executive Director Dot Morgan.  “They enable us to equip these horses with useful skills and get them into loving homes that will give them a life beyond the track. Every horse we adopt becomes an ambassador for the breed and many of the adopters become racing fans, as well.” Dot Morgan Executive Director                                                        New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently seeking stallion seasons for its 17thAnnual Stallion Auction to be held February 9-13th via Ongait.com.  All proceeds go toward the rehabilitation, retraining, and placement of retired Standardbreds.  “The service New Vocations provides our retired horses is very important to me and to the industry,” said Walnut Hall Ltd President & General Manager Alan Leavitt. “The number of horses this program is helping is amazing. I support their efforts every year with all of my stallions, and I want to encourage others to join in and help this worthy cause.” “We are very thankful for the stallion owners and farms that have already stepped up and committed breedings.” shared Executive Director, Dot Morgan. “During this holiday season we hope others will consider gifting a breeding to our auction.  The funds raised are vital to helping us meet the needs of the hundreds of retired racehorses we take in each year.” The annual Stallion Auction is one of the program’s largest fundraising events.  It’s held online via OnGait.com and typically offers over 80 breedings to stallions throughout the U.S and Canada. Seasons donated to date include Always A Virgin, Chapter Seven, Conway Hall, Deweycheatumnhowe and Wishing Stone.  To donate a breeding, please contact Dot Morgan at(937) 947-4020 or dot@horseadoption.com From New Vocations

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