03/20/2013 1:54PM

McCarron, Dutton to speak at Thoroughbreds For All event April 26


The Retired Racehorse Training Project and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will host their annual "Thoroughbreds For All" event to promote the adoption of ex-racehorses on Friday, April 26 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The event, which is held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky three-day event, will be held at West Wind Farm in Lexington, Ky.

The evening begins with a southern-style dinner and cash bar followed by educational sessions that include selecting the right horse for a particular job and how to work with off-the-track Thoroughbreds.

The event's speakers include Olympic gold medal-winning eventer Phillip Dutton, whose high-profile mounts have included Thoroughbreds True Blue Girdwood and House Doctor; and Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron. Other well-known event riders will also be on hand to evaluate incoming horses to the New Vocations program. All sessions will be moderated by Steuart Pittman of the Retired Racehorse Training Project and Anna Ford of New Vocations.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Retired Racehorse Training Project and New Vocations. The ticket price includes a tour of Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., on the morning of Sunday, April 28, prior to the Rolex Kentucky show jumping phase.

The event is limited to 300 people. Tickets are $35 and can purchased by clicking here.