Rescued galloper Chance is eating what he likes thanks to champion jockey William Pike and other members of the Western Australian thoroughbred racing community, particularly Linda Brenzi and Jade Tangaroa.
Brenzi and Tangaroa run Rehome a Racehorse, a not-for-profit organisation that helps owners and trainers find suitable homes for their Western Australia-based gallopers following their racing careers. Thoroughbred racing’s social licence to operate in the 21st century is reliant upon the industry looking after gallopers not only while they are competing on the turf but also when they are living out their later years in a paddock. Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s Off The Track WA is committed to promoting thoroughbreds in their second careers as pleasure and performance animals, but supplementary services such as Rehome a Racehorse are necessary because of the number of retiring gallopers.
The first post about Chance on Rehome a Racehorse’s Facebook page not only attracted more than 50 shares, 200 comments and 500 reactions but also caught the attention of the Pike family, who pledged to donate $500 to the organisation for every winner he rode at Caulfield. Fly-in fly-out Pike was on fire during his latest interstate assignment, terrifying bookmakers and adding three victories to his ever-increasing tally. In addition to donating $1,500 out of his own pocket, Pike teamed up with Punters Wardrobe to raise more money.
Rehome a Racehorse needs all the support it can get to continue its wonderful work, and you can do your bit by making a cash donation to the organisation’s bank account (BSB code: 066-021; account number: 10005054).
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