Ark. horse track, owners help retired horses

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    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Oaklawn, horse owners and the Arkansas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have donated $9,346 to an Arkansas Thoroughbred retirement and retraining organization.

    Track officials announced Wednesday that each owner donated $1 for every starter they had during the meet and Oaklawn matched the amount. There were 4,673 starters during the 2012 live meet.

    Race Horse Reclaim founder Deb Adams says the fundraising allowed the group to spread the word that racehorses can have productive careers after racing, and some have gone on to be trail horses, dressage horses, hunter-jumpers and pleasure horses.

    Race Horse Reclaim is a not-for-profit operation and helps find suitable situations for Thoroughbred racehorses after their careers are over.

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