04/05/2012 11:32AM

Adena Springs launches equine retirement site

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Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs has launched an interactive website for its in-house Thoroughbred retirement program, partly in hopes that it will become a central source of information about all Thoroughbred industry adoption and retirement programs.

The Adena Springs retirement page, www.AdenaRetirement.com, is designed “to encourage a more social and interactive relationship with those interested in adopting and Adena retiree or learning more about the Adena retirement program,” according to the announcement. The site will include information about various adoption programs as well as industry efforts to support Thoroughbred racehorse retirement and adoption. It also will feature videos and pictures of horses available for adoption.

“Taking care of their retirees is a major priority for the Stronach family,” said Adena’s retirement program director, Stacie Clark. “It is all about the love of the animal, caring for the animal, and believing that you have a responsibility to them when they are done racing. We hope that, through our new website, potential owners will be able to better understand our program and goals and read about some of the success stories we have had with recent retirees.”

Stronach also recently announced that Gulfstream and Santa Anita Park have formed Thoroughbred after-care programs to match horses with new owners “who will make a lifelong commitment to their health, safety, and well being.”