CARMA Appoints Amy Zimmerman and Jay Privman to Board of Directors

California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit organization that provides funding for the retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses in California, has announced the addition of two new board members. Amy Zimmerman and Jay Privman have been appointed to the board to fill vacancies left by the resignation of Candace Coder-Chew and the untimely passing of Howard Read More

Meet our 2022 CARMA Grant Recipients

We are proud to have awarded $541,000 worth of grants to 22 aftercare charity partners this December! Not only do these aftercare charity partners help retiring racehorses, but so many also serve as community pillars providing horsemanship skills, equine therapy, volunteer opportunities, community outreach, and more. Each of these organizations goes through a rigorous grant Read More

2022 CARMA Highlights

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) had a year of incredible successes in 2022, continuing its mission to provide retired racehorses with the aftercare and support they need to live happy, healthy lives beyond the racetrack. We had our biggest CARMAthon ever, bringing in a whopping $325,000 (beating our previous best of $172,860 in 2022). Read More

A Tragic Loss for the CARMA Family

We are deeply saddened by the passing of longtime board member Howard Zucker. Howard served as a CARMA board member for over 14 years, after first being appointed in May 2009. He held multiple officer positions during his tenure, including Treasurer from 2010-2014 and again from 2021-2022.  He served as President of the board from Read More

CARMA Summer Fundraiser, CARMAthon, Generates Over $300,000

Racing Community Rallies to Support Retired Racehorses and Aftercare Programs DEL MAR, Calif., Aug. 21, 2022 – Brought back for a third year, CARMA’s summer fundraiser, CARMAthon, exceeded all expectations. The nonprofit dedicated to Thoroughbred aftercare raised more than $300,000 to help fund its programs – more than DOUBLE that of last year’s event. With Read More