Ira Schulman Thoroughbred Rehoming Award Now Open For Voting

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Ira Schulman receiving the award that bears his name from Steuart Pittman, RRP founder and board chair, at the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover. (Photo credit: Anne Litz)

The 2018 Ira Schulman Award is now open for voting!

In July, the Retired Racehorse Project accepted nominations from the public for individuals, businesses or listing agents which were doing great work in the horse industry to place retiring Thoroughbred racehorses in good second-career homes. This award is named for Ira Schulman, who was believed to have placed more ex-racehorses in his lifetime than any other individual or organization.

The Ira Schulman Award was first given in 2017, with the inaugural awarding to Mr. Schulman himself. The award is designated for professionals who place Thoroughbreds for a living rather than non-profits; both entities are critical facets of the industry to ensure that more retiring racehorses wind up with good homes with the tools and matches needed to succeed.

Voting is now open for the 2018 Ira Schulman Award. Voting opened this morning and will remain open until 3 AM on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Voting Instructions:

Text the number of your chosen finalist to (502) 219-4011

LARA ANDERSON, Full Gallop Farm: Text “1” to vote

MARY LEE (TATE), Retiring Racehorses – Pacific NW: Text “2” to vote

AMY LYNN PAULUS , Changing Saddles: Text “3” to vote

JESSICA REDMAN, Benchmark Sport Horses: Text “4” to vote

KATE GOLDENBERG, Safe Haven Equine: Text “5” to vote

The winner will be announced on September 3, and the award will be presented at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover finale on October 6 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

For more information about the Retired Racehorse Project, please visit the website.

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