NEW YORK STATE TAKES LEAD ON STANDARDS FOR RACEHORSE AFTERCARE
Over two years ago, the New York State Legislature established a Task Force to come up with recommendations to care for racehorses after their racing and breeding careers have ended. ThoroFan Advisory Board member and managing partner in Sakatoga Racing, Jack Knowlton, was appointed to this prestigious group. Dutifully, the group turned over ever stone trying to offer a comprehensive solution to the problem facing our industry and its retired equine athletes.
This week the Task Force released their final report. The over 200-page-document delves deeply into the problem and offers a number of reasoned recommendations. These recommendation boldly ask everyone involved in the sport to give a little for the sake of our heroes.
In 2012, ThoroFan will speak with Jack Knowlton about this Task Force’s, its efforts and their recommendations.
Here is the link to the report: http://www.racing.state.ny.us/TFRR_ReportAndAppendicesFinal.pdf