Due to severe weather warnings forecasting between three to six inches of rain and flash floods for Los Angeles County, CARMA has postponed its Thoroughbred Aftercare Awareness Day. The event was to be held on Saturday, February 18 at Santa Anita Park – which has canceled racing on Friday in response to the storm.
Thoroughbred Aftercare Awareness Day is an on-track, interactive event which educates racing fans about equestrian disciplines retired racehorses excel at once they are retrained. Show jumping, dressage and western demonstrations take place in between races on Santa Anita’s main track. Details of the off-track-Thoroughbred’s racing career and subsequent achievements in their new careers as an equestrian mount are announced to the crowd while the horse performs.
CARMA’s Aftercare Partners, nonprofits organizations that care for and rehome former racehorses, are available at information pavilion in Santa Anita’s paddock gardens , answering questions and providing materials on Thoroughbred retirement.
With the unusually high amount of rain predicted this season, CARMA is postponing Thoroughbred Aftercare Awareness Day until late spring to prevent additional cancellations.