Executive Director Susanna Thomas, courtesy of  Bloodhorse

Executive Director Susanna Thomas, courtesy of Bloodhorse

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Airing November 9, 2018

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The Gold Standard in Re-homing Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds

Endorsed by Penny Chenery with the use of the great Secretariat’s name and located in the Kentucky Horse Park, Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center is THE gold standard in re-educating and re-homing off-the-track Thoroughbreds.

The Center’s work is essential, considering that more than 20,000 Thoroughbred foals are born each year… but only about half of them even make it to the race track. And of those, only a fraction go on to have successful racing careers. Tragically, more than 10,000 American Thoroughbreds are shipped to slaughter in Canada and Mexico each year.

But this is where the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center makes a profound difference by stepping in to provide as many of these horses as possible the hope and opportunity for a new life and career.

Listen to this important episode to learn about the Center’s history, its incredible work, and especially, the horses. Not only are the Center’s horses registered Thoroughbreds in their prime, they are also impeccably trained — some of the world’s top equestrian competitors donate their time to work with these horses… often taking their favorite home to join their own stables.