(received via press release)
The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP), Inc. will be holding their Fourth Annual End of Meet Retiring Race Horse Sale on Sunday, November 9, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Finger Lakes Racetrack and the Purple Haze Center in Farmington, New York.
All negotiations at the sale will be strictly between buyers and sellers, and a veterinarian will be on the premises for pre-purchase examinations. Horses acquired from FLTAP will require an adoption application and placement agreement.
FLTAP broke ground on the 10,000-square-foot Thoroughbred adoption facility in June 2007. Once completed in early November 2007, The Purple Haze Center became the first such facility to ever be built on the grounds of a Thoroughbred racetrack.
The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, was formed in 2004 as the result of a joint effort between Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and the Finger Lakes Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA). Base funding is supplied by both organizations, an industry first. Its mission is to assist in the placement of former Finger Lakes race horses with approved equine adoption agencies and private individuals, giving these horses a second chance at productive lives. Nearly 400 horses have been placed by the organization to date since its inception.
For more information, visit www.fingerlakestap.org or contact FLTAP volunteers Gaye McCullough at 585-671-3035 or Bev Higgins at 585-374-5102.