Published Wednesday, July 26th, 2023   ( 10 months ago )

Fourth Annual CARMAthon, a CARMAcares Fundraiser, set for August 26th at Del Mar

Uniting the Racing Community in Support of Retiring Racehorses

CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) proudly announces the return of its highly anticipated annual online fundraiser, CARMAthon, taking place live on FanDuel TV and TVG on Saturday, August 26th from Del Mar. Building on the remarkable success of previous years, CARMAthon aims to raise $150,000 to support retired racehorses and fund essential aftercare programs.

CARMAthon has become a beloved tradition within the racing industry, capturing the hearts of equine enthusiasts and showcasing the remarkable journeys of retired Thoroughbreds as they thrive in their second careers. With the support of FanDuel TV and TVG, CARMAthon will leverage its extensive reach to raise awareness about Thoroughbred aftercare and emphasize the importance of providing retirement options for these athletes. FanDuel TV and TVG’s dedicated team of on-air commentators will champion the cause throughout the day, spotlighting the impact of aftercare programs on the racing community.

“Once again, FanDuel TV and the FanDuel Group are proud to partner with the California Retirement Management Account, to be contributors, and to be the broadcast home for this very worthy cause,” Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of FanDuel TV Kevin Grigsby said. “Everyone on our team - our hosts and analysts and all the people behind the camera - appreciates the importance of caring for our equine athletes when their racing careers are over, and the amazing work CARMA and its affiliates do. We are thrilled that we can help.”

CARMAthon's success relies on the generosity and compassion of the racing industry and equine enthusiasts. Funds will directly benefit CARMA's grant program, which supports over 20 thoroughbred aftercare charities and drives initiatives aligned with the organization's mission.

Lucinda Lovitt, CARMA's Executive Director, expressed her excitement, saying, "We are thrilled to bring CARMAthon back for its fourth year. The unwavering support we have received from the racing community has been truly remarkable. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of retired racehorses and ensure they receive the care they deserve in their well-earned retirement."

CARMA extends a warm invitation to everyone who shares a passion for retired racehorses to join the cause. By making a donation to CARMAthon and spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #CARMAthon, individuals can contribute to the welfare and future of these magnificent animals.

Donations for CARMAthon can be made on the CARMA website starting Monday, August 7th, and will continue through Saturday, August 26th. For more information about CARMA and its initiatives, please visit CARMA4horses.org or contact Lucinda Lovitt at (626) 574-6622 or lucinda@carma4horses.org.


About California Retirement Management Account

CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations. CARMA provides essential support to ensure the care and retraining of racehorses who have concluded their careers in California. By managing and disbursing funds to qualified retirement facilities, CARMA enables retired racehorses to enjoy fulfilling second careers and secure futures.


Contact: Lucinda Lovitt (626) 574-6622 lucinda@carma4horses.com