DEL MAR, Calif., Sept. 2, 2021 – The goodwill of the racing industry and equine enthusiasts reached far beyond CARMAthon’s event date and expectations. While CARMA’s fundraiser technically concluded on Saturday, August 21, donations continued to roll in for over a week raising an additional $20,000, made in both large and small contributions! This brings the fundraiser’s total earnings to more than $141,000.
“We were honestly surprised to see the donations continuing to pour in after Saturday,” said Executive Director, Lucinda Lovitt. “The amount of money raised from CARMAthon will help so many retired racehorses and aftercare charities.”
CARMAthon was brought back for a second time due to event constraints and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Held virtually on TVG Network and social media, CARMAthon highlighted retired racehorses in their second careers and featured interviews discussing the importance of aftercare for the racing industry.
CARMAthon donors include TVG Network, Marsha Naify, Samantha Siegel, Oak Tree Racing Foundation, Bob & Jill Baffert, James Perry, Joe & Debby McCloskey, Santa Anita Park, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Amerman Racing, Golden Gate Fields, Madeline Auerbach, MyRaceHorse, Onofrio Pecoraro, Ben Posen, Edward “Rusty” Brown Jr., Mickey Segal, Domenic Savides, Gary Hosman, Rick Gold, Joel & Cathy Eichenberger, Thorbred Stables, Kevin Lane, Donald Krawiec, Dawn Mellen, Slugo Racing, and Dylan Rossi.
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About California Retirement Management Account
CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) is a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that facilitate the care and retraining of horses who raced in California and whose racing careers have ended. CARMA ensures the racehorses have retirement options by managing and disbursing funds to qualified retirement facilities caring for such horses.