R.A.C.E. Gives Horses and Inmates a Second Chance
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Purpose: An effort by R.A.C.E. Inc. to transfer unwanted horses with the intention of finding them a place to rehabilitated and placed in a new environment. Donations will be accepted. The donations will go to cover things such as feed, hay and transportation costs to one of the approved rescue centers we will be working with. A donation will be made to the rescue center.
R.A.C.E. accepts Pay Pal for donations.
- We will only accept horses that are currently stabled and racing at Fairmount Park.
- Each horse will be evaluated on an individual basis by R.A.C.E.
- We will not accept horses that break down and in the opinion of the veterinarian should be euthanized. That will be the responsibility of the owner.
- Since this is a separate non profit corporation, we will accept donations that can be made by clicking on the donate button on our web-site.
- We will not be responsible for any financial obligations incurred by the owner on behalf of this equine prior to its donation to R.A.C.E.
- The owner agrees that he or she is transferring full ownership of the horse to R.A.C.E.
- Foal papers must accompany the horse along with a current coggins.
- If a horse does not fit the program, contact Janice or Lanny and we will still try to assist you in finding a home for your horse.
- No one involved in the R.A.C.E. program will receive any salary or anything of value.
Conclusion: The motto of R.A.C.E. is “Horsemen Helping Horsemen”. In 2007 we created our free “horses for sale” program as an outlet for horsemen to sell their horses. Although this program has been very successful, it was only the first step. We now find that there is an increasing need to address the problem of horses that can’t be sold or need time to be rehabilitated and placed in a new home. It’s with that theme that we have become part of a program that sends our horses to the Vandalia Correctional Facility where the inmates learn how to take care of the horses. This is a vocational program and prepares the offender to find employment after his release from prison. This drastically reduces the recidivism rate. R.A.C.E. is proud to be part of this historic program in the state of Illinois.