New Vocations announces Breeders Crown pledge to help retired Standardbreds

Lexington, KY — “Harness racing champions racing for yesterday’s stars is what the Breeders Crown pledge is all about,” stated Winnie Morgan Nemeth, the Standardbred Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.

Trainers and owners have the opportunity to give back to Standardbreds retiring from the track by joining the Breeders Crown pledge. In 2019 this pledge raised more than $10,000 for our program and allowed us to care for and transition more than 100 Standardbreds into new homes.

“This is an easy and effective way for racing connections to get involved and make a difference by giving back to the horses beyond the track,” Nemeth said. “It is a positive way to show that harness racing does care about its retirees. With the canceling of all of our in-person fundraising events this year, we are grateful to those who have stepped up already to support.”

Thank you to Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Diamond Creek Farm, Crawford Farms, Tetrick Racing, Howard and Marlene Taylor and Joe Bongiorno, who have pledged.

New Vocations is a 501 © (3) charity that focuses on rehabilitating, retraining and rehoming horses leaving the track. New Vocations placed more than 400 retired racehorses in 2019.

Connections can pledge to donate a small percentage of their horses’ earnings in the upcoming Breeders Crown to support New Vocations’ mission. To make a pledge, contact Winnie Morgan Nemeth at 734.320.7918 or or visit us online and pledge at

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