Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm |
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Updated: January 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm
The TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program will be recognized with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 29th Annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington. The Moelis Award is presented annually to an organization that works to uphold the TCA’s mission.
TAKE2 was established in 2012 by the late Rick Violette, Jr., at that time the president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, in an effort to provide retired racehorses with a second career.
“Rick was dedicated to ensuring healthy, happy and productive lives for our horses when they leave the track,” said TAKE2 Executive Director Andy Belfiore. “He believed a program to open the door to second careers in the sport horse world was vital to the success of the industry’s aftercare efforts. We are incredibly honored that the TCA has chosen TAKE2 for this wonderful award, and thankful for the TCA’s support in helping us fulfill our mission and carry on Rick’s legacy.”