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Maryland’s Beyond The Wire Retires 500th Thoroughbred In 2022

In mid-March upon the retirement of the 5-year-old gelding Bundi Bundi by trainer Pedro Nazario, Beyond The Wire reached the 500-mark in horses that have moved through the program.

Beyond The Wire, Maryland's Thoroughbred aftercare program, is funded by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association; Maryland Jockey Club and its owner, 1/ST Racing; the Maryland Horse Breeders Association; owners who participate in Maryland racing; the local jockey colony; and donations from owners and trainers.

The program works hand-in-hand with various Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited farms that house equine retirees and prepare them for new owners and second careers.

“I am elated to see how the program has grown since mid-2017,” said Jessica Hammond, who administers Beyond The Wire. “Putting 500 horses through the program means that owners and trainers are prioritizing a good retirement for their horses. It also means that more than 500 horses definitely have safe and enriching post-racing lives.

“The track veterinarians, shippers and TAA-accredited facilities are an integral part of the program, and I'd like to thank them for all of their care and effort.”

Partner farms are MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, Foxie G Foundation, New Vocations, Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, After the Races, Equine Rescue of Aiken and Life Horse.

Horses that are retired through Beyond the Wire must be in race training in Maryland. If they have run, they must have starts in Maryland. Horses that are currently laid up from racing in Maryland are also considered. The intake form, which must be completed, is available at this link: https://www.beyondthewire.org/retire-a-horse/.

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