Parting Glass Racing is committed to all racehorses enjoying a safe, healthy, and fulfilling post-racing retirement. Most of us who race horses get attached to them and don’t think of horses as simply a trade-able commodity. Our horses become part of our family and part of the Parting Glass Racing heritage. Often given cute nicknames, we follow their racing careers and celebrate their accomplishments. Under the direction of Tom Gallo, PGR supports several advocacy and retirement organizations such as ReRun and the Thoroughbred Retirement Fund, who are dedicated to facilitating a safe and dignified retirement for all thoroughbreds no longer being used for racing or breeding purposes. These organizations have raised millions of dollars for and immeasurable awareness about treatment of our industry’s animals in retirement.
Parting Glass Racing has a proven track record in its mission to carefully place our racehorses after they have retired from the racetrack. Young retired fillies are turned out in green fields until they are sold as broodmare prospects to qualified and responsible buyers. Other fillies and colts find new homes at local riding stables or 4H programs, or are donated to one of the reputable retirement organizations previously mentioned. Our Parting Glass Racing record speaks for itself. Here is a sampling of some of the PGR horses who have been happily retired to new careers or retirement homes:
- Jet Pass: Retired to a member' farm in Upstate New York where he spends his days eating grass and frolicking with his barn mates.
- Ms. Readiness: Retired to a members' farm where she became a broodmare