Racing Free Needs Your Support
Racing Free seeks support from horsemen to further its clean racing mission.
February 3, 2014
After an incredible year of pushing the envelope and partnering with hundreds of racehorse owners who have the reaped the benefits of membership, the Racing Free team is targeting even higher goals in the coming year.
In 2013, Racing Free made great strides toward furthering its mission — to create a horseracing environment free of performance-enhancing medications. In the last year, the program celebrated a membership pool of more than 500 horses, over 20 sponsors, and no therapeutic overages or positive drug tests in over 150 wins.
Racing Free team members were prominent at popular Quarter Horse racetracks and traveled the country speaking to owners about where the most help was needed to motivate change in the industry. After countless hours of visiting with racing participants and promoting Racing Free, the organization was proud to receive a nomination for the 2013 AQHA Gordon Crone Special Achievement Award. The Thoroughbred racing community also has embraced Racing Free ideals with over 50 horses enrolled during the fall.
As spring race meets approach at Remington Park, Sunland Park, and Sam Houston Race Park, Racing Free is setting more goals and looking for increased industry involvement to continue making strides toward creating a positive future for racing.
All horsemen are encouraged to visit www.racingfree.com or call 325-248-5220 to learn about the various ways to get involved with this progressive and positive organization
•Racing Free Incentive Program: $300 per-horse per-meet or $1200 per- horse annual membership fee gives the owner eligibility to receive a $1000 reward with each win and clear drug test.
•Racing Free Breeder Incentive Program: $300 per-horse membership gives the breeder and the new owner eligibility to receive $500 each with each win and clear drug test at the meet enrolled.
•Racing Free Sponsorship- Additional funds are needed for the Racing Free team to place substantial monetary aid towards increased track security, and anonymous call line, and advanced testing methods through the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.
Join the movement in 2014! The Racing Free team and membership believe in building a level playing field in racing and are focused on creating a healthy environment for equine athletes and jockeys. For more information about the Racing Free program, go to www.racingfree.com.
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