Chicago Thoroughbred Retirement Charity Celebrates the Triple Crown with an Open House and Fun Filled Day

Barrington, IL, May 30, 2008 --( Wood End Farms, the Chicago area’s only non-profit Thoroughbred retirement charity, is celebrating horse racing’s Triple Crown with a day of fun and an open house featuring the farm’s retired racehorses on Sunday, June 1.

Visitors will be treated to a history of the Triple Crown – even as they stroke the noses of Wood End’s beautiful retired racehorses that are descended from racing’s greats. The program will also include a design-your-own jockey silks segment. Those attending the workshop will also enjoy refreshments and will receive free tickets to watch horse racing live at nearby Arlington Park, one of North America’s premier horse racing venues.

An open house, featuring a live horse swimming demonstration, will follow the program. Participants will tour Wood End’s barn and learn about how we retire, rehabilitate and retrain Thoroughbred racehorses, preparing them for second careers as pleasure and sport horses.

What: The Triple Crown Winners – A Living History of Horse Racing’s Brightest Stars, an interactive program, will be followed by an open house, which will feature a live therapeutic horse swimming demonstration and barn tour.

When: Sunday, June 1, 2008, from 1:00 – 3:00

Where: Wood End Farms, 20844 Roberts Road, Barrington IL, 60010

Workshop Cost: $10 per person for the Triple Crown Winners program, to benefit Wood End Farms. Includes refreshments, prizes, activities and a gift.

There is no charge to attend the open house.

RSVP: RSVP via e-mail to

About Wood End Farms:
Founded in 2004, Wood End Farms is a 501(c) 3 non-profit that promotes the use of retired Thoroughbred racehorses as riding and sport horses. The charity rehabilitates and re-trains retired racehorses and provides education and support for Thoroughbred owners. Located on 36 acres in Barrington, Wood End Farms is equipped with a horse swimming pool, three arenas and a half-mile training track. Based on a sustainable business model, Wood End offers riding lessons, horse boarding, rehabilitation and lay-up programs and a variety of other services. For more information, visit . For a glimpse of daily life on the farm, visit their blog at .

Wood End Farms
Sarah Reschly
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