Yesterday was a special day at Hawthorne: Help a Horse Day! It was a day to shine a light on CANTER Chicago and Galloping Out, two organisations who work day in and day out to make sure horses at Hawthorne and Arlington can find new people and new careers once their racing days are over.
Thoroughbred aftercare, particularly in Chicago, has been close to my heart. I have been volunteering for CANTER Chicago since last fall, and have also done several Galloping Out fundraisers, including a trivia night and a handicapping contest. (Keep your eyes out this summer for another handicapping contest on Million Preview Day this July!)
So, head over to the CANTER Chicago blog, catch up on what we did for Help a Horse Day, and get involved in Chicago racehorse retirement!