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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

Fallbrook Horse Ranch Giving Former Racehorses a Beautiful Second Chapter

Sandia Creek Ranch and Karma partner in aftercare FALLBROOK, Calif. (KGTV) — Hallowed Gift or Giffy is an energetic, strong, athletic, five-year-old thoroughbred who always wants to please His trainer Kiersty Wylie is with him every day here at Sandia Creek Ranch. The two spend hours together trail-riding and practicing in this ring or the Read More

CARMAthon 2022 – A CARMAcares Fundraiser

Online Fundraiser Aims to Raise $150,000 for Retired Racehorses Just like every good movie deserves a trilogy, every successful fundraiser needs another round. California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) is revamping its summer online fundraiser which will be live on TVG on Saturday, August 20th – sharing the Del Mar Oaks Day coverage. Heartwarming and uplifting Read More

CARMA’s Placement Program Thriving at Santa Anita Park

Thoroughbred Aftercare Nonprofit Continues to Revolutionize How Racing Retires its Equine Athletes Thanks to Industry Support 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 retiring racehorse. What should Read More

CARMA Elects Billy Koch as Board President

  Leading Thoroughbred aftercare charity to be steered by Prominent Racing Syndicate Founder The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit organization that provides funding for retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses, announced today that Billy Koch has been unanimously elected board president. Nominated by his predecessor, Candace Coder-Chew, whose term expired in January, Koch fills Read More