No one succeeds on their own, and nowhere is this truer than at The Second Race. Many have helped with the growth and nuturing of the organization. In particular The Second Race wishes to acknowledge and thank the following persons, groups, or businesses for their support:
To God for giving me the strength and abilities to carry out the work you put into my heart. Proverbs 21:31
Our Board Members: Margaret Ransom, Darryl Isaac, and Mitzi Winks
Our Fosters: Kimberly Ruzich, Shirley Kimball
To the Owners, Breeders, Trainers, Lay Up Facilities, Farms, Jockeys, Racetracks and Racing Fans that bring to our attention the horses that need new homes, THANK YOU, for caring enough to ensure your horse is safely placed. The Second Race applauds your compassion
Grace Belcuore, founder of California Equine Retirement Foundation for pathing the way for so many organizations, and for the opportunities afforded to me prior to my going out on my own. http://www.cerfhorses.org/
T-shirt Graphic Designs: Bo Lucas, Michael Designs, http://www.dothemath247.com/
Artist Dagmar Galleithner for the use of the image of "The Girls" as our logo. A portion of all sales of the poster re-prints goes to support the work of The Second Race.
Thank you to Cecilia G. Felix Photography for the use of their image on our title page.
I would also like to thank David Jerkins and Tina Bryant at the racing office of Golden Gate Fields for their support. http://www.goldengatefields.com/
Caroline Betts, president of Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue, for her patience and mentoring. http://www.sctbrescue.org/
Priscilla Clark, founder of Tranquility Farms for the use of their handbook and approval to translate the handbook into Spanish, thereby furthering our ability to communicate and educate the needs of the retired race horses. http://www.tranquilityfarmtbs.org/
Hall of Fame Jockey, Mike Smith for his tireless autograph sessions and donations, http://mikesmith-jockey.com/
Trainer, Doug O'Neill for his generous donations and support, http://dougoneillracing.com/
Trainer, Mike Mitchell and wife, Denise Mitchell for their support and donations http://fillyboutique.com/
Trainer, John Sadler and Larry Benavidez, for their donations
Trainer, Bob Baffert for his generous donations and support, http://www.bobbaffert.com/
Magali Farms, for their ongoing support and donations http://www.magalifarms.com/
Trainer, Kristin Mulhall, Visionary Racing Stable for her time and use of her barn for my education 101
Trainer, Carl O'Callaghan for his ongoing support and donations http://www.carlocallaghan.com/
To the original 2,400 members of The Second Race Facebook page and my 3,300 Facebook friends, you helped to launch my dream, and showed me that this endeavor was truly possible!
This website is dedicated to race horse, Will, and to his safe return someday.