After the Finish Line is hosting their summer fundraiser, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds”, on Thursday, August 5th from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm at The Hilton Hotel in Del Mar. This is your opportunity to show support for the Thoroughbreds who can no longer race or breed. Join us and share your winning tickets with the horses that give you a thrill of a lifetime.
You can print and return your fundraiser Invitation with your payment or use the Paypal link on our website. Please consider making a donation if you are unable to attend. Your support is greatly appreciated. Volunteers are welcome. For sponsorship, ticket, auction donation or volunteer information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The media has always been very supportive of ATFL. The Horse, Bloodhorse, The Saturday Post, Wireplayers, Ranch and Coast Magazine, the La Jolla Light and many more have recently promoted our fundraiser.
After the Finish Line’s mission is to provide funding to qualified rescue organizations who save, care for and rehabilitate the Thoroughbred ex-racehorses for a second career. After the Finish Line has partnered with Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Shows in Virginia to promote the talented horses who transition off the track and excel in a hunter/jumper career. Showtyme Ribbons donated garlands to ATFL for this show.
June’s emergency funds were awarded to Whimsical Equine Rescue to save two Thoroughbreds on their way to a Pennsylvania auction. Pegasus Jet, foaled in 2001, raced in New York and left the track with a shoulder injury. He has recovered and will be able to do flat work and trail riding. The Grey Lodge was bred in Florida in 2005 and raced in Pennsylvania. He has been retrained for a jumping career.
Emergency funds were also awarded to Illinois Equine Humane Center for Scooter Roach whose racing career spanned 9 years. He retired from racing at 11 years old with funding provided by ATFL and his advocates. Scooter Roach was one of Illinois’ most successful state-breds with over $842k in earnings.
Arrivo entered Horse Feathers Equine Rescue when her owners no longer wanted her and were ready to shoot her. She raced in California, earned $9,826 in 14 starts with one win. As a 7 year old she became a broodmare and had 5 foals. When a mini tornado hit the rescue Arrivo was injured by flying debris that cut her leg and exposed her tendon. She also injured her back from being tossed around in the storm. ATFL will pay her medical and chiropractic bills.
Who is the smartest horse in the world? His name is Lukas and he is a 17 year-old Thoroughbred ex-racehorse. His is known worldwide and has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HLN, AOL and Inside Edition to name a few. After the Finish Line is honored to partner with Lukas.
Remember to put ATFL’s fundraiser in your calendar for August 5th and follow After the Finish Line’s FAN page on Facebook for more updates.