New Stride 2014 Voluntary Check-Off Program Appeal

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HASTINGS OWNERS  WE NEED YOUR HELP

New Stride which has placed over 130 ex-racehorses into new homes is asking if
you would please consider joining into our Check-Off Program. We are a volunteer
charity which solely relies on donations to find ex-racehorses new homes. We are
a registered charity and we issue tax receipts for any donations or monies
received from this program. We are in real need of funds to continue to great
work of this Society so please consider a 1% donation of your purse winnings at
Hastings this year.

FORMS TO SIGN-UP ARE AVAILABLE WITH THE HORSEMEN’S BOOKKEEPER

 

Heaven Szent Delivers at CARMA-Sponsored Show

Heaven Szent Delivers at CARMA-Sponsored Show

Photo: Tracy Gantz:  Heaven Szent, ridden by Shauna Pennell, after winning the $1,500 Hunter Derby. Presenting are Nicole Schwartz of Neigh Savers and Lucinda Mandella of CARMA.

Heaven Szent, a 14-year-old who never won a race under his registered name of General Attack, was the star of the April 12-13 Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif.

The Siegel CARMA Foundation sponsors the horse show as a way to demonstrate the versatility of former racehorses. Owned by Suzi Bright of Carpinteria, Calif., and ridden by Bright and trainer Shauna Pennell, Heaven Szent won several classes, including the $1,500 Hunter Derby April 13.

“This was just fabulous,” said Bright, who won two classes aboard her horse. “I got him nine years ago. He’s like a dog—he would come sit on the couch with you. As far as I was concerned, he was heaven sent, which is how he got his name.”

Heaven Szent is a gelded son of General Meeting—Private Maid, by Private Account. Joseph and Linda DiPietro bred him in California. As General Attack he started 10 times with his best efforts three thirds; one each at Santa Anita Park, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar, in maiden $25,000 to maiden $45,000 claiming company.

Pennell also rode Liberian Freighter at the show. The multiple graded stakes winner of $759,090 has only been in training as a hunter for a little more than a year, having made his last start at Del Mar in 2012.

Photo: Tracy Gantz

Liberian Freighter, ridden by Shauna Pennell.

 

The late Ed Nahem’s King Edward Racing Stable bred Cal-bred Liberian Freighter, a 9-year-old son of Bertrando—Anachristina, by Slewpy. Neil Drysdale trained the gelding for Nahem, Chuck Winner, and Shawn Dugan, Drysdale’s wife. Liberian Freighter won the 2010 Oak Tree Mile Stakes (gr. IIT), 2011 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT), and 2011 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT). Red Outlaw, a half brother to Liberian Freighter by Tribal Rule, won this year’s Baffle Stakes at Santa Anita.

Patsy Van Dyke now owns Liberian Freighter and rode him in a couple of classes.

“Bertrandos make such great hunters,” said Van Dyke. “They are tall and elegant.”

Pennell said that Liberian Freighter has embraced his new job.

“He’s really come along,” she said. “He’s slow and quiet, and he loves his owner. He knows he’s famous, too. He was a great horse on the track, and he’s a beautiful mover.”

CARMA, the California Retirement Management Account, raises money to help retired racehorses. As part of CARMA’s mission, it partnered with Nicole Schwartz, board president of Neigh Savers Foundation, to put on a series of horse shows for Thoroughbreds in all disciplines.

The series began in 2013 with three shows, culminating in last year’s Christmas show. The highlight of that show was a Calcutta jumping event of teams made up of trainers and jockeys from the track. This year’s series is scheduled to continue with a June 14-15 show at Galway Downs in Temecula, Calif., and a Dec. 13-14 show at the L.A. Equestrian Center.
Read more on BloodHorse.com:  http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/84377/heaven-szent-delivers-at-carma-sponsored-show#ixzz2ytZ1ZlGV

 

New Stride Announcement

NewStride-BannerAnnouncing our first annual 100-Day Trainer Challenge

Our 100-Day Trainer Challenge will showcase five off the track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) as they prepare for second careers.
Trainers will be given 100 days to retrain the horses in the discipline of their choosing.  At the end of the 100-days, the horses will compete for the Top Thoroughbred title at the Thoroughbred Showcase at Thunderbird Show Park on October 4, 2014.
During the competition, trainers will have the opportunity to individually demonstrate their horses’ new skills.  The end goal is placement of the five horses into permanent homes through a private sale.
In the process of following their journey through the 100-days, New Stride hopes to educate the public on the athleticism and intelligence of the Thoroughbred and their suitability as a sport horse and useful riding horse.
Click here for more details

$7,500 New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Hunter Classic Series

Show season is just around that corner, so that means it’s time for our second annual $7,500 New Stride TB Adoption Society Hunter Classic Series!
Our goal is to show the public the best side of the Thoroughbred horse and the industry built around it.  Our unique series will raise the profile of Thoroughbreds in sport and will ultimately help find more homes for these magnificent animals.

Click here for more details
Here’s a picture of the winner of our 2013 New Stride Thoroughbred Hunter Classic Finale sponsored by North American TB Horse Company & Shannon Stables Ltd.  It’s Happy Dance, ridden by Laura-Jane Tidball & owned by Kimberley McDougall.  What a fabulous combination!
Many thanks to our fabulous 2013 sponsors for making this possible: Austeville Properties, Chiefswood Stables, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, and Shannon Stables Ltd.

Interested in sponsoring this year’s Classic?

We’re looking for more fabulous sponsors!  Click here for more details.

How Bout Jose wins HCBC non-competitive Horse of the Year!

Jose is an off-track Thoroughbred who came into our program in 2008.
Jose was foaled on March 6, 1997 and comes from very impressive lineage.  He was sired by graded stakes winner, Drumalis, and is out of Pranke’s Pride by Pranke.
Jose made headlines as a racehorse.  During his career, Jose was in-the-money over 75% of the time and earned $229,787 in 33 starts.  He registered a whopping 12 wins and a number of those came under the skillful riding of Kentucky Derby winning rider and local Hastings racecourse success story, Mario Gutierrez.   Jose raced extensively in British Columbia as well as other parts of Canada and all over the U.S. west coast.
While Jose’s win percentage made him popular, it was his heart that made him unforgettable.  Click here to read Jose’s full bio.

Save the date

We’ve got a bunch of upcoming events:
  • May 24 - Community Day at Hastings Racecourse
  • June 25-29 – $1,500 Thoroughbred Hunter Classic at Thunderbird Show Park
  • July 16-20 – $1,500 Thoroughbred Hunter Classic at Milner Downs
  • July 23-27 – $1,500 Thoroughbred Hunter Classic at Milner Downs
  • September 9 – Silent Auction at CTHS Yearling Sale at Thunderbird Show Park
  • September 18-21 – $3,000 Thoroughbred Hunter Classic Finale at Thunderbird Show Park
  • October 4 – 100-Day Trainer Challenge at Thunderbird Show Park
  • October 4-5 – Shed Row Market at Thunderbird Show Park

We’ll be sending out more details, so mark your calendars and keep an eye open for updates!

Attention all racehorse owners

Did you know that you can automatically donate 1% of your purse winnings during the Hastings Racecourse 2014 racing season to New Stride and receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes?  It’s simple!  Simply stop by the Horseman’s Bookkeepers Office at Hastings and fill out a form.  You can also contact the wonderful Merrilee Elliot at merrilee@bctoba.com and she can make the necessary arrangements.

How Bout Jose wins HCBC Horse of the Year non-competitive! – New Stride Announcement

 

Jose Award 1

The New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society would like to nominate How Bout Jose (“Jose”) as Horse of the Year in the non-competitive category.  Jose is an off-track Thoroughbred who came into our program in 2008.

Jose Pic 1

Jose was foaled on March 6, 1997 and comes from very impressive lineage.  He was sired by graded stakes winner, Drumalis, and is out of Pranke’s Pride by Pranke.

Jose made headlines as a racehorse.  During his career, Jose was in-the-money over 75% of the time and earned $229,787 in 33 starts.  He registered a whopping 12 wins and a number of those came under the skillful riding of Kentucky Derby winning rider and local Hastings racecourse success story, Mario Gutierrez.   Jose raced extensively in British Columbia as well as other parts of Canada and all over the U.S. west coast.

Jose Award 2

While Jose’s win percentage made him popular, it was his heart that made him unforgettable.  Although Jose retired in 2007, we regularly receive comments from fans who watched him race.  Fans often recount how Jose raced as though he was the biggest horse in the field, despite standing only 15.1 hands.  Jose never gave up, ever.

Jose raced until an injury forced his retirement at 10 years of age.  His owners donated him to New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society in 2008.

Jose has been an absolute gentleman from the moment he arrived.  Despite being gelded quite late (at 11 years of age!) he has been the most well-behaved and easy to handle horse that we have ever had in the program.

Jose Pic 2

He is also stunning.  Jose has near-perfect conformation and a tail that is the envy of the Lower Mainland.

Jose’s injuries preclude him from adoption so we have instead accepted him into our program as a permanent guest.  Jose plays a very important role with New Stride.  He is the face of our sponsorship program; a program that allows fans to sponsor retired racehorses and provide them with the well-earned retirement they deserve.

Jose is also an integral part of our volunteer program.  Due to his kind disposition, he is the first point of contact for new volunteers.  Everyone starts out with grooming and doing some in-hand work with Jose.  Jose provides our new volunteers with a safe environment to get accustomed to the program.

We believe that Jose would make an excellent Horse of the Year.  Not only is he an ambassador for the Thoroughbred, but he embodies all the qualities that comprise truly great horses.  Jose brought happiness to countless fans and has since brought joy to everyone who has ever had the pleasure of working with him.

New Stride is honored to have Jose in the program.  We feel his is truly a once in a lifetime horse.

How Bout Jose wins HCBC Horse of the Year non-competitive! – New Stride Announcement

Jose Award 1

The New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society would like to nominate How Bout Jose (“Jose”) as Horse of the Year in the non-competitive category.  Jose is an off-track Thoroughbred who came into our program in 2008.

Jose Pic 1

Jose was foaled on March 6, 1997 and comes from very impressive lineage.  He was sired by graded stakes winner, Drumalis, and is out of Pranke’s Pride by Pranke.

Jose made headlines as a racehorse.  During his career, Jose was in-the-money over 75% of the time and earned $229,787 in 33 starts.  He registered a whopping 12 wins and a number of those came under the skillful riding of Kentucky Derby winning rider and local Hastings racecourse success story, Mario Gutierrez.   Jose raced extensively in British Columbia as well as other parts of Canada and all over the U.S. west coast.

Jose Award 2

While Jose’s win percentage made him popular, it was his heart that made him unforgettable.  Although Jose retired in 2007, we regularly receive comments from fans who watched him race.  Fans often recount how Jose raced as though he was the biggest horse in the field, despite standing only 15.1 hands.  Jose never gave up, ever.

Jose raced until an injury forced his retirement at 10 years of age.  His owners donated him to New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society in 2008.

Jose has been an absolute gentleman from the moment he arrived.  Despite being gelded quite late (at 11 years of age!) he has been the most well-behaved and easy to handle horse that we have ever had in the program.

Jose Pic 2

He is also stunning.  Jose has near-perfect conformation and a tail that is the envy of the Lower Mainland.

Jose’s injuries preclude him from adoption so we have instead accepted him into our program as a permanent guest.  Jose plays a very important role with New Stride.  He is the face of our sponsorship program; a program that allows fans to sponsor retired racehorses and provide them with the well-earned retirement they deserve.

Jose is also an integral part of our volunteer program.  Due to his kind disposition, he is the first point of contact for new volunteers.  Everyone starts out with grooming and doing some in-hand work with Jose.  Jose provides our new volunteers with a safe environment to get accustomed to the program.

We believe that Jose would make an excellent Horse of the Year.  Not only is he an ambassador for the Thoroughbred, but he embodies all the qualities that comprise truly great horses.  Jose brought happiness to countless fans and has since brought joy to everyone who has ever had the pleasure of working with him.

New Stride is honored to have Jose in the program.  We feel his is truly a once in a lifetime horse.

The New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

The New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society would like to nominate How Bout Jose (“Jose”) as Horse of the Year in the non-competitive category.  Jose is an off-track Thoroughbred who came into our program in 2008.

Jose was foaled on March 6, 1997 and comes from very impressive lineage.  He was sired by graded stakes winner, Drumalis, and is out of Pranke’s Pride by Pranke.

Jose made headlines as a racehorse.  During his career, Jose was in-the-money over 75% of the time and earned $229,787 in 33 starts.  He registered a whopping 12 wins and a number of those came under the skillful riding of Kentucky Derby winning rider and local Hastings racecourse success story, Mario Gutierrez.   Jose raced extensively in British Columbia as well as other parts of Canada and all over the U.S. west coast.

While Jose’s win percentage made him popular, it was his heart that made him unforgettable.  Although Jose retired in 2007, we regularly receive comments from fans who watched him race.  Fans often recount how Jose raced as though he was the biggest horse in the field, despite standing only 15.1 hands.  Jose never gave up, ever.

Jose raced until an injury forced his retirement at 10 years of age.  His owners donated him to New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society in 2008.

Jose has been an absolute gentleman from the moment he arrived.  Despite being gelded quite late (at 11 years of age!) he has been the most well-behaved and easy to handle horse that we have ever had in the program.

He is also stunning.  Jose has near-perfect conformation and a tail that is the envy of the Lower Mainland.

Jose’s injuries preclude him from adoption so we have instead accepted him into our program as a permanent guest.  Jose plays a very important role with New Stride.  He is the face of our sponsorship program; a program that allows fans to sponsor retired racehorses and provide them with the well-earned retirement they deserve.

Jose is also an integral part of our volunteer program.  Due to his kind disposition, he is the first point of contact for new volunteers.  Everyone starts out with grooming and doing some in-hand work with Jose.  Jose provides our new volunteers with a safe environment to get accustomed to the program.

We believe that Jose would make an excellent Horse of the Year.  Not only is he an ambassador for the Thoroughbred, but he embodies all the qualities that comprise truly great horses.  Jose brought happiness to countless fans and has since brought joy to everyone who has ever had the pleasure of working with him.

New Stride is honored to have Jose in the program.  We feel his is truly a once in a lifetime horse

 

 

New Stride – Kim Inglis

I’m in the running for Director at Large with Equine Canada.  It’s an unpaid position and the responsibilities are related to their Policy Governance Board.

I’d really like to represent the Thoroughbred voice, so to speak, in Equine Canada.

The successful candidate is chosen via a membership vote which closes on January 16th.  Since I need all the help I can get with the votes, I’m asking all my connections to help spread the word.  I was hoping maybe you could run it in your newsletter?

Here are the details:

My online profile for the role: http://www.equinecanada.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1706%3Akim-inglis&catid=1214%3Adirector-at-large-vote&Itemid=490&lang=en

Who is eligible to vote:

Equine Canada Sport License holder

  • Horse Council BC member
  • Alberta Equestrian Federation member
  • Saskatchewan Horse Federation member
  • Manitoba Horse Council member
  • Ontario Equestrian Federation member
  • Fédération Équestre du Quebec
  • Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation
  • New Brunswick Equestrian Association
  • PEI Horse Council
  • Newfoundland Equestrian Association
  • Equine Association of Yukon
  • Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association

How to vote:

If you’re an Equine Canada member, vote here: http://bit.ly/1fzpiwa. If you’re a member of any of the provincial organizations (Horse Council BC, OEF, etc), vote here: https://licence.equinecanada.ca/dal_registration/index.aspx

Members may also vote via mail by contacting Equine Canada voting services before Jan. 14, 2014 at nominations@equinecanada.ca to request a Register to Vote Form. Once registered, the member will receive an election package including a ballot. Election packages can be sent either by mail, fax or e-mail, as per the member’s request.

Voting will close on January 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.   Let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

Cheers,

Kim

 Kim Inglis, BCom, CIM, PFP, FCSI, AIFP