Fundraiser For OTTB’s From Tampa Bay Downs



Support Needed for Medical and Long Term Care

BROOKSVILLE, FL. February 25, 2011 – Human Animal Life Foundation (HALF) announced today a fundraiser being held on behalf of four thoroughbreds that retired off the track from Tampa Bay Downs. Berkley Square, Big Shot Dan, Feisty Duke and Open Lock were taken into the long term care program at Spring Lake Equestrian Center.

The fundraiser will help pay for medical procedures and treatments needed as well as costs of long term care. Among the team of professionals offering their time for these horses in need is; Dr. José R. Castro providing Surgical Services; Dr. Sarah Quatman, Dr. Steve Miller and Blue Skies Equine providing Veterinary Care; Daniel Mohr as well as Warren and Michelle Holden proving Farrier Services.

The Human Animal Life Foundation includes these thoroughbreds as a part of their Saving Equine Program that focuses on equine welfare and equine rehabilitation. HALF has been instrumental in helping these thoroughbreds and other horses in need.

Spring Lake Equestrian Center, formerly the Official Foster Home of Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa (TROT) has been supporting Berk, Danny, Duke and Lock, since 2010 after it was agreed that the horses would move into the long term care program. All four thoroughbreds came to Spring Lake Equestrian Center through TROT from Tampa Bay Downs.

Spring Lake Equestrian Center has been endorsed by the Tampa Bay Downs Horseman’s Benevolent and Protection Association. President of the HBPA, Mr. Robert Jeffries stated “The obvious quality of care given the horses by Ms. Bass and her staff, elevates the facility to be among the best”.

Fundraiser inquiries to:
Felicia Bass
(352) 293-2422

Media inquiries to:
Director of Communications
Human Animal Life Foundation