After the Finish Line is a 501 (c) 3 funding non-profit that helps rescued Thoroughbred horses who can no longer race or breed. Please visit our website at, http://www.afterthefinishline.org.
" The greatest victory for a Thoroughbred is not winning a race,
but winning the race to live long past their days on the racetrack."
After the Finish Line is hosting their summer fundraiser, "A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds", on Thursday, July 30th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at The Hilton Hotel ~ Del Mar. Our fundraiser will coincide with the Del Mar race meet. The invitation is on the home page of our website, http://www.afterthefinishline.org. Print out and return the invitation with your payment or pay through our paypal account to attend. Please join us in support of the horses or consider making a donation if you are unable to attend. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please contact Dawn at email@example.com or 858/945.1371 for more information.
After the Finish Line's live auction will feature a prized “tournament player seat” at the 8th Annual World Poker Tour® Invitational Tournament. This is your chance to be part of the most exclusive tournament with Hollywood’s Hottest Celebrities, Tournament Champions and the Worlds Finest Pros. After the Finish Line will also auction 2 highly sought after audience seats to the 2009 World Poker Tour Championship Tournament “Final Table” this August in Los Angeles. You will feel the excitement and the tension as the final 9 players compete for this main event championship. After the Finish Line also has Las Vegas experience packages at the finest hotels featuring luxury accommodations, Barry Manilow meet and greet and show tickets, spa appointments and exclusive dining. You can also bid on a round of golf with Del Mar's finest jockeys and a luxury suite at Del Mar race track. Don't miss your chance to win these special auction items.
For the past decade I have been helping rescue organizations in California and across the United States care for and save Thoroughbred ex-racehorses and broodmares from slaughter. Funding is the common problem for all rescues. There is a need to raise funds to help them support their existing Thoroughbreds as well as provide funding to rescue additional horses.
I believe people want to help the Thoroughbreds yet they don't know how or who to donate to. The donations given to After the Finish Line enables us to award yearly grants and monthly emergency funds to Thoroughbred rescue organizations. The funding can be used to save horses at auctions, pay for surgery or medical expenses, provide hay and feed, pay boarding expenses or transport a Thoroughbred to safety.
Board members are not salaried. We are all volunteers. These beautiful animals deserve the opportunity to transition into second careers such as hunter/jumpers, dressage, trail, therapy or companion horses. More and more people are becoming aware of the cruel fate that awaits thousands of these Thoroughbreds. In their time of need, After the Finish Line will be a voice for Thoroughbred horses that are not supported when their racing or breeding careers are over.
I hope you can attend the fundraiser.
Dawn Mellen, President
After the Finish Line®
3525 Del Mar Heights Road, PMB 397
San Diego, CA 92130