The 10th annual Santa Anita UnCorked food, wine and art festival was a celebration of Thoroughbred racehorses – both those on the track and those embarking on their second careers. More than 600 guests flooded the Club Court area the Great Race Place on Belmont Stakes Day eager to taste marvelous wines and sample signature Read More
An important part of Unusual Heat’s story is his impact away from the races and the breeding shed in California.
His rise to stardom as stallion and the success of his runners gave Madeline Auerbach the impetus and the
stature to start raising awareness about thoroughbred retirement and taking care of the sports equine athletes
after their careers were over. Through her election to the Thoroughbred Owners of California Board of Directors,
Auerbach was able to work with the California Horse Racing Board on the formation, certification and funding of
CARMA- California Retirement Management Account funding thoroughbred retirement in California. Using Unusual
Heat and his progeny as inspiration, under Auerbach’s leadership CARMA has granted over $5 Million to
racehorse retirement, placement and retraining since 2008.
Throughout the afternoon, CARMA presented live demonstrations of the proficiency of off-track Thoroughbreds in their second careers and offered expert insights on equine retirement from six of its Aftercare Partners in the Information Pavilion.
The 10th installment of the highly popular Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), sponsored by the Siegel CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) Foundation was held at Galway Downs near Temecula, CA, this past weekend and the two-day event was a smashing success, drawing a record number of Thoroughbreds who competed in various equine disciplines. A total Read More
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 Read More
January was a busy and exciting month for CARMA’s Placement Program. Three retired racehorses in our care graduated the program and began training towards their second careers in various equestrian sports, each with different CARMA Aftercare Partners. Secret Room Secret Room is a four-year-old (2013) handsome bay gelding by Gone Astray out of an Afternoon Deelites mare Read More