It is no secret that running an operation like The Serial Horseplayer takes some cash flow. We need money for rent, utilities, computers, bail money, hush money, bribe money, well you get the idea.
The company car, a 1978 Ford Pinto, could use some fresh tires before we head off to Saratoga for the summer.
If you enjoy reading The Serial Horseplayer, feel free to drop us a donation from time to time.
Remember, we can't make a deadline if we don't have bail money.
As a thank you, we might send you an email back showing our gratitude, or if you are in the industry, we might not print those photos we took of you on your last trip to Del Mar or Las Vegas. (You know the ones).
While you are in a generous mood, here are a few other organizations that could use your help:
ReRun Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Thoroughbred adoption program whose mission is to help ex-racehorses find a second career. Horses accepted into the program are evaluated, rested and rehabilitated as needed. The Thoroughbreds are then placed with qualified adopters to begin their chance at a second career.
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA)
Thoroughbred Charities of America's sole mission is to raise money for distribution to more than 200 charitable organizations in Thoroughbred rescue, retirement, retraining, research, education, jockey & backstretch, and therapeutic riding programs.
TCA differs significantly from most fund raising organizations by one huge factor: it has only one paid employee with unpaid volunteers supplementing the remainder.
Don Macbeth Memorial Jockey Fund
Named in memory of jockey, Don MacBeth, who died of cancer on March 1, 1987, the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund is a staunchly supported charity to assist injured and disabled riders. The fund was co-founded in late 1987 by actor/comedian Tim Conway and Judy McCarron, wife of Hall of Fame jockey, Chris McCarron.
To date, we have provided assistance to over 1000 riders, many of whom had nowhere else to turn for help. The assistance provided includes: renovation of homes to accommodate the use of wheelchairs, conversion of vans and cars with hand controls and side-gate lifts, prosthetic devices, wheelchairs, various types of physical therapy equipment, ophthalmological and dental care, plastic surgery, house and trailer payments, and food, rent and basic living expenses.