Fasig-Tipton to Match New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge in Honor of Bill Graves

New Vocations Press Release

Fasig-Tipton announced today that they will be matching all funds raised through this year’s New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge in honor of the late Bill Graves. The Pledge offers owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders a chance to give back by committing a percentage of their Championship earnings to support New Vocations’ aftercare efforts.  To date, the fundraiser has raised nearly $500,000 over the past nine years.  The program is hoping that Fasig- Tipton’s generosity will encourage more people join the Pledge.

"The Breeders' Cup attracts the finest horses, trainers and owners from around the world. Bill Graves had a great appreciation for quality Thoroughbreds and was a staunch advocate for the retraining of Thoroughbreds for second careers. Fasig-Tipton is pleased to join with New Vocations to provide matching funds for 2018 Breeders' Cup pledges in Bill's honor," shared Boyd Browning Fasig-Tipton President and CEO.

“We were thrilled to have Fasig-Tipton reach out to us with the offer to match the funds raised this year by our annual Breeders' Cup Pledge.  We greatly appreciate their support, and it means a lot to our organization to be able to honor Bill Graves as aftercare was something he was so passionate about.  We look forward to honoring Bill’s memory by having his name incorporated with the signage of our indoor arena at our Lexington, Kentucky facility,” shared Anna Ford New Vocations’ Program Director.

New Vocations will continue to seek pledges from owners and trainers until November 2nd.  All of the Pledge information can be found at www.newvocations.org/breeders-cup-pledge/ or contacting anna@horseadoption.com.

About New Vocations:

Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 6,500 individuals, with nearly 500 retirees served by the program each year. With six facilities in Kentucky, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options. www.newvocations.org