In perhaps its greatest service to both horsemen and Thoroughbreds in the California racing industry, CARMA’s Placement Program has answered one of the sport’s most important questions, “I can’t find a new home for my retired racehorse. What should I do?”
“All in favor, say ‘Aye” declared California Retirement Management Account President Howard Zucker to close the final 2017 grant meeting, and with resounding gusto the CARMA Board echoed, “Aye!” The New Year is bright and full of promise for CARMA’s 23 Aftercare Partners, as they will be receiving approximately $438,000 in grants allocated for retired California-raced Thoroughbreds. The financial resource enables them to provide the horses with quality feed, care and a safe place to go after they cross the finish line for the last time. Since being created in 2008 by Founder’s Chair Madeline Auerbach, the organization has awarded more than $3.8 million to equine nonprofits that provide either rehabilitation and retraining to former racehorses or offer them lifelong sanctuary.
Woodbine Entertainment today announced a donation of $10,000 USD to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) to assist those impacted by the tragic Lilac Fire at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall, California.
CARMA is working in partnership with the racing and equestrian communities to collect monetary donations to be given directly to Thoroughbred horses affected by the Southern California wild fires. Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and families that have been so greatly impacted by this terrible natural disaster. The board and staff at Read More
CARMA Placement Program Grad & Aftercare Partners Shine at the Retired Racehorse Project By Rachel Satterfield-Masen | CARMA Golden Gate Liaison A CARMA graduate attended the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky for the 2nd year in a row. Last year CARMA was represented by Oso Smart, a horse taken Read More
September Placement Program Graduates It was yet another bustling month for the CARMA Placement Program with five beautiful Thoroughbreds graduating and moving on to the next stage of their journey with our Aftercare Partners. In the last 90 days, we have re-homed 16 retired racehorses and we are hoping to keep up that pace to Read More