Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue Hosts Day at the Races at Hollywood Park to Benefit Retired Racehorses

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Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue hosts benefit to raise funds and awareness for retired racehorses.

Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue, a nonprofit organization devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of former racehorses, today announced its Second Annual Day at the Races at Hollywood Park on April 30 at 12:00 P.M. for the benefit of retired racehorses.

The program will include lunch and a trip to the Winner’s Circle, along with a silent auction. Auction items include original equine art by Christine Picavet and Dagmar Galleithner, canvas prints of Christine Picavet's "Zenyatta" oil painting and racing photography, and a handbag from the luxury accessories company Jill Milan. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at http://www.sctbrescue.org/2011dayattheraces.htm.

“This event is crucial for our fundraising efforts. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity that currently has 31 thoroughbreds under our care,” said Caroline Betts, an associate professor of economics at USC and founder of Southern California Rescue. “We urge everyone who has an interest in thoroughbred welfare to come to this important fundraiser.”

Betts donates her spare time to retraining and re-homing ex-racehorses who might otherwise be destined for slaughter. Betts visits horse auctions and feedlots where thoroughbreds are being sold for as little as a few hundred dollars. These horses, if not rescued, frequently are shipped to Mexico or Canada to be brutally slaughtered for meat.

“SCTR makes outstanding efforts in rescuing and retraining at-risk thoroughbreds,” said Jill Fraser, chief executive officer of Jill Milan. “We are delighted to participate in their fundraiser.”
Proceeds from the April 30 event will go toward supporting Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue’s existing horses and toward the purchase of new horses at auctions.

About Southern California Rescue
Founded by Caroline Betts, an associate professor of economics at USC, Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Comprised entirely of volunteers, SCTR funds are committed to future thoroughbred rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming costs. Adoptable horses are maintained at our "adoption center", a private farm in Apple Valley CA. Visit SCTR on the Web at http://www.sctbrescue.org/.

About Jill Milan
Jill Milan delivers luxury fashion and lifestyle products with a commitment to cruelty-free design and manufacturing. Jill Milan products are free of leather-based materials and the company designates proceeds from sales of certain items to animal-welfare organizations. Visit Jill Milan on the Web at http://www.JillMilan.com, and follow Jill Milan on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Jill_Milan or at Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JillMilanHandbags.

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