I hate the overuse of the term rescue - it's a feel good marketing term that has branched out into its own market.
Unless the horse was in mortal danger or an abusive/neglectful situation it is not a rescue. You just bought an OTTB, or perhaps rehomed it.
An owner/trainer donating their horse to an org that rehomes, retrains or adopts out OTTBs is not a rescue situation. An owner/trainer that sells their horse to an individual is not a rescue situation.
A horse sent to a killpen or other random livestock auction bought up by an individual/org is a rescue. A horse pulled from the barn of a neglectful or abusive trainer, or breeder is a rescue. A horse found living in squalor and bought up to save them is a rescue...
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Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Random maiden race in Australia tomorrow
Race 1 - 1:00PM IGA Liquor Barwon Heads Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)Times displayed in local time of Race MeetingOf $23,000.1st $12,650, 2nd $3,910, 3rd $1,840, 4th $1,035, 5th $690, 6th $575, 7th $575, 8th $575, 9th $575, 10th $575
Prize money contribution totalling 2% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution
Maiden, Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices can claim.
Ok good to know I'm not crazy and I had seen something like this in another country somewhere. Is this standard practice in Australia?