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A Guide to Donating to Aftercare

In the wake of the social media scrabble between NTWO and iCareiHelp, many people have expressed concerns on who they can trust when they make donations toward the care and housing of Thoroughbreds while they are rehabilitated or prepped for new homes. The following information is the process that I go through when I decide on whom I am sending money to as a show of my support. However, before I start this article, I will say that (unfortunately) this isn’t the first or last time that a situation like this has arisen. If you feel like you’ve been “scammed” out of funds, please do not let this deter you from contributing again in the future. This article will hopefully give you a starting point to find an organization that you trust or can volunteer at in your area.

Photographing the Races: Newcomer’s Guide

I’ve had a few questions from my friends as to what I use to take pictures, and honestly guys, I don’t want to just copy and paste a response from one person to another. So, I’ll give a rundown of all my equipment and provide a few links for you if you want to purchase them on Amazon; full disclosure, I do make a small percentage of your shopping spree, so do/do not go crazy spending. 😉 Now, this post assumes that you have a starter DSLR camera of your choice. I shoot with Nikon myself and love my D3200 with my life; I will vouch for the brand quite loudly.

Missing in Racing: Retirement Farms

Songbird retires to a great life

There is a pandemic in racing: not enough places for racehorses to retire. Now, I’m not talking about the mares and stallions that people spend heavy thousands (and even millions) on, like Songbird in the picture above; I’m talking about the old, the permanently lame, and those destined to be pasture ornaments.