CANTER Chicago Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with 14 Retiring Racehorses Rehomed in 2016
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February 15, 2017
Contact: Kristen Miller
Chicago Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with 14 Retiring Racehorses Rehomed in
experiences strong demand for racehorse rehoming services, OTTBs in its first
full year of operation
year ago, the "Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses
Chicago," otherwise known as CANTER
was incorporated as a not for profit in Illinois.
mission was simple: help provide retiring racehorses from Hawthorne Race Course
in Cicero, IL and Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, IL with opportunities for
forward to today, CANTER Chicago is now one of the fastest-growing affiliates
of CANTER USA,
a national 501(c)(3) non-profit that has helped more
than 22,000 OTTBs transition through its programs.
2016, CANTER Chicago listed more than 20 retiring racehorses from Chicagoland
racetracks. Fourteen of those horses found new owners as a result of CANTER
Chicago’s listing and networking services are provided at no cost to racing
trainers and owners – an advantage that means CANTER Chicago never says “no” to
helping a racehorse transition off-the-track.
The full list of
racehorses networked by CANTER Chicago in 2016 is available here.
To read about Jacob’s
Lighthouse, a horse recently rehomed by CANTER Chicago and now entered in the
Retired Racehorse Project, click here.
a horse no longer suited to racing is sold to a home off the track, there is a
ripple effect of positive results,” said Kristen Miller, executive director,
CANTER Chicago. “The horse gets a new home and career; the buyer enjoys a new
riding partner; the trainer can fill a stall with a horse better suited to
racing and the track is more apt to fill races. CANTER Chicago hopes to help
even more retiring racehorses in 2017. Thoroughbreds give so much to us and the
sport, it’s only right to give back.”
support CANTER Chicago’s mission of helping Chicagoland’s retiring racehorses, click here.
As a 100% volunteer organization that operates without state or track funding,
CANTER Chicago depends on personal, tax-deductible donations.
schedule a time for CANTER Chicago volunteers to visit your on-track barn and
create a listing for your retiring racehorse, please contact Kristen Miller at
847.404.8872 or CANTERChicago@gmail.com.
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About CANTER Chicago: CANTER
(The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses) Chicago
offers a free sales listing service to Chicagoland’s racing trainers and owners
to help them find homes for their retiring racehorses. CANTER Chicago is
incorporated in Illinois and is approved to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Your donations are tax