Day At The Track

Update on Slaughter-bound Standardbreds

03:38 AM 25 Jun 2020 NZST
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Cowboy Cal, harness racing
Cowboy Cal on his way home
Cream Ridge, NJ - The Standardbred Retirement Foundation, (SRF) and those who helped did all they could to keep every one of the horses from shipping to slaughter. Payment was sent for all except three. "Because it was such a large amount of money, SRF asked for more time for three that have no help at all, and they agreed," SRF's Director said. "Today we must find three homes, fosters, or donations for them, this is not over yet."
Approximately 75 owners, breeders, and trainers who had a relationship in the past with these horses were contacted. Two horses have gone back to those who stepped right up when they heard their horse was in trouble. El Kabong, and Cowboy Cal had a safe and cozy stall last night. The others will be leaving over the next few days. Two are in very compromised condition and are shipping close by for immediate care.
So many people tried to keep these horses from slaughter, family and friend fundraisers were organized; visitors arrived at the SRF with donations; the younger sisters, adopters of La Cheesecake, filled the neighborhood mailboxes with flyers asking for help. The older sister took it upon herself to find the past owners and breeders on the published list through social media. Thanks to her, Cam Cha will now being going home too! (See photo below of these wonderful young ladies).
There were suggestions to seek assistance from the United States Trotting Association,(USTA); the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; the ASPCA; and the Standardbred Transition Alliance, (STA). These organizations do not help in these situations. Sadly, the ASPCA, the USTA, and the Standardbred Transition Alliance do not support helping horses tagged for slaughter. People who care made this happen!
Three of the following are in need, any three, as any four of them have homes; these homes are happy to help whichever ones are left: Royalpaindastreos, Earl's Madness, Rush Justin Time, Feeling Magic, Art's party Boy, Lorelei Lee, and DC Sweet Speed. These three have through Thursday morning to be helped. "We went out on a limb with these last three horses, said Judy, this is not over, this is still a very urgent situation."
How to Help
Offer a home; Become a foster home; Donate to help; Donate the cost of a horse at the pen, see the link below; Donate for quarantine expense $350, and shipping $250. Sponsor one of the horses so SRF can take it in. Sponsor per month is $350. Another option is a donation to care for a horse over a period of 10-12 months the cost is approximately $4,000. Donations are tax-deductible. Help raise donations and seek homes with SRF.
Please email for questions and offers of help, or message the SRF's Face Book page.
There are two SRF Face Book pages.
Standardbred Retirement Foundation/SOSS Face Book page is managing this and messages there are received more quickly right now. Standardbred Retirement Foundation- is the second Face Book page that may be used for messages.
Telephone 609-738-3255
Donations are tax-deductible and may be made through
About Standardbred Retirement Foundation
Standardbred Retirement Foundation provides human care and services for horse in need of lifetime homes, and in crisis, through rehabilitation, training, adoption, life-long follow--up or life time sanctuary and offering therapeutic equine opportunities for children and adults.
Tammy Cailliau
Phone: 609-738-3255
Email address:
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