The Jockey Club to Honor Riders Who Train Ex-Racehorses

The Jockey Club will honor 17 riders who have trained ex-racehorses to run the 3-Day Event. Last year there were 24 ex-racehorses. This year’s event “Thoroughbreds for All” is presented by the Retired Racehorse Training Project and New Vocations Racehorse Adoptions program which support the retraining and adoption of former racing thoroughbreds. The dinner at the New Vocations facilityat the Kentucky Horse Park will host Phillip Dutton, a 2007 Olympic Gold medal eventer and 2008 winner of the Rolex 3-Day Event., Chris McCarron, 1989 Hall of Famer jockey. There ill also be former event riders on handd who will evaluate incoming retired Thoroughbred for the New Vocations program which was founded in 1992. It has become the largest thoroughbred adoption program in the country with chapers in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Chris McCarron on a Thoroughbred horse
Hall of Fame jockey helps retired racehorses

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