Black and Gold Fund

 

SECURITY FOR OUR RETIRED RACEHORSES WITH THE CONGIE BLACK AND GOLD FUND

Thoroughbred racehorses give owners their all each time they compete. Horses provide us with thrills and memories to last a lifetime. Eventually, a racehorse retires from competition. An owner’s responsibility does not end after the final call to the post.

In 2011, West Point Thoroughbreds lost a cherished friend and faithful employee when Congie DeVito passed away due to complications from Osteogenesis Imperfecta (also known as brittle bone disease). In his honor, we’ve created Congie Black and Gold Fund to secure retirement of past, current, and future horses purchased and raced by WPT.

Congie was our first employee. He bravely faced his physical challenges, was a real inspiration to all of us, and absolutely loved horses – they were a huge part of his life. I can’t think of a better way to honor his memory than to secure a safe future for all runners that carry the black and gold.

The fund will go toward re-homing, re-training, shipping, and daily care and maintenance for West Point horses no longer competing on the track. All donations are tax deductible. WPT will also allocate resources to monitor horses lost by sale or claim, ensuring their safe retirement to the fullest extent possible.

We’ll raise funds for the initiative in three ways:

Below are some former WPT runners that have been successfully placed in second careers:

Successful Placements

Abstract Art

Abstract Art was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Aftermarketspoiler

Aftermarketspoiler is starting over small fences.

Animal Instinct

Animal Instinct was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Aqua Regia

Aqua Regia is a broodmare in New York.

Arch of the Diver

Arch of the Diver was adopted by one of his Partners.

Awesome Dame

Awesome Dam is a hunter/jumper in New Jersey.

Awesome Gem

Grade one winner Awesome Gem now resides at Old Friends in Lexington, KY

Awesome Vision

NY-bred stakes runner Awesome Vision is enjoying a second career in eventing.

Believe Land

Believe Land was adopted by one of her Partners and has a forever home.

Bellamy

NY-bred Bellamy is retired to Florida.

Belle of the Hall

Former WPT stakes winner Belle of the Hall is enjoying life as a mom.

Bellhouse

Bellhouse was purchased by WPT in May 2013 after making his final start at Charles Town.He had been claimed from us earlier in his career. He is now a pleasure horse in New Jersey.

Belvedere Road

Belvedere Road was adopted through Ballyclare Farm Off Track Thoroughbreds

Bold Charger

Bold Charger is training to be a show horse in New York.

Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek was claimed from us and suffered any injury in his last race. However, with the help of Niall and Stephanie Brennan’s Final Furlong Racehorse Retirement, he’s been retired to a good home in Florida.

Boundtobeking

Boundtobeking was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Breezing

Breezing was retired with the help of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

Brokered

Brokered was High Point Thoroughbred Hunter at his first show.

C K Dexter Haven

WPT ensured a happy retirement for C K Dexter Haven after he was claimed from us.

Cajun Spirit

Cajun Spirit enjoying a second career.

Casey’s Joy

Partner Sylvia Batchelder compete in dressage events with Casey’s Joy.

Caught

Caught was adopted by a veterinarian in New Jersey.

Caught a Heater

Caught a Heater getting lots of love from his new owner.

Chasing Moonlight

Chasing Moonlight is a successful event horse. He competed at the North American Young Riders Championships.

China Prince

Happy to see war horse China Prince happily retired!

Chris’ Pride

Chris’ Pride excelled as an event horse.

Cleveland Sound

Cleveland Sound was placed through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue & Adoption Program.

Colonel Nina

Colonel Nina was adopted by one of her Partners in Florida.

Commanding Curve

Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve is enjoying a 2nd career in eventing.

Common Currency

Common Currency was adopted by a young woman in New Jersey.

Comstock Prize

Partners Jim and Wendy J. followed Comstock Prize and made sure he found a good home after he was done racing.

Contempt of Court

Contempt of Court was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Cost Affective

Cost Affective was claimed from us but his owners did the right thing and retired him to Old Friends

Court Savvy

Court Savvy was adopted by a young woman in North Carolina.

Dancing Compass

Dancing Compass is a broodmare.

Divine Oath

Along with longtime Partner Rob Masiello and Graham Motion, WPT secured Divine Oath’s retirement.

Dixie Caravan

Dixie Caravan retired to a beautiful farm in Oregon.

Draiocht

Draiocht was adopted through the South Jersey Rescue and Adoption Program.

Edenise

Edenise was ensured a happy retirement in California.

El Gato Malo

Multiple graded stakes winner El Gato Malo was adopted by one of his Partners in California.

Empire Dreams

Beloved stakes-winning NY-bred Empire Dreams enjoying a second career.

Enduring Star

Enduring Star competed in the 2011 Queen’s Plate and is now enjoying a second career as a hunter/jumper.

Esoteric Thinker

Esoteric Thinker resides in Panama City, Florida.

Fastlanefrontman

Fastlanefrontman was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Feed A Fever

Feed A Fever enjoys her retirement in California.

Fitz Just Right

Stakes winner Fitz Just Right is a proud mama.

Flashy Gray

Flashy Gray is a broodmare at Spendthrift Farm.

Flat Bold

Partner Sharyn Neble purchased the beautiful Flat Bold and he is now enjoying his retirement at a farm near Saratoga Springs, NY.

Flat Jack

Flat Jack was adopted by one of his Partners.

Freedom Child

Freedom Child is at stud in Maryland.

Gemini Rising

Gemini Rising was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Giant Strike

Giant Strike at his new home.

Ginello

Ginello was a successful event horse.

Go Black Tie

Go Black Tie was claimed from us before going on to race in Puerto Rico. WPT is very grateful for the Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Program for getting the gelding retired and shipped back to the United States. GBT has a forever home with his breeder.

Grand Vow

Grand Vow was placed with the assistance of Niall and Stephanie Brennan’s Final Furlong Horse Retirement Program.

Grey Chatelaine

Grey Chatelaine is a broodmare in California.

Grey Glory

Grey Glory was claimed from West Point and St. Elias Stable in early 2016. We kept track of him throughout the rest of his career and were able to get him into an adoption program after he was injured in his last race. He was then adopted by a WPT Partner.

Ground Transport

Stakes winner Ground Transport in his new job.

Harmony Lass

Harmony Lass’ 2017 New Year’s Day filly.

Heated Verdict

Heated Verdict loves trail riding and has a forever home.

Honor and Pleasure

Honor and Pleasure was adopted through the After the Races Program.

Honorable Break

Honorable Break greeting visitors from a retirement home in New Jersey.

Irish

Irish at his new home in Colorado.

Irish Ensign

Irish Ensign was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Itsmyhonor

Itsmyhonor is a broodmare.

Izzy Fitzy

Izzy Fitzy was adopted through the PTHA program.

Jamms Secret

Jamms Secret learning how to jump in South Carolina.

Just too Perfect

Just too Perfect is a broodmare.

Kanagaro

Kanagaro at his forever home in Illinois.

King Congie

King Congie will live out his days at Old Friends Cabin Creek near Saratoga

Kohana

Kohana retired to Ohio.

Kowboy Boots

Great to see former runner Kowboy Boots preparing for the Thoroughbred Makeover!

Lavender Chrissie

Lavender Chrissie is a broodmare in Kentucky.

Lear’s Princess

Grade 1 winner Lear’s Princess and her 2015 Tapit foal.

Legalize

Legalize retired to South Carolina.

Let the Cat Out

Let the Cat Out with his new owner Pam.

Lieutenant Ron

Lieutenant Ron is training for a second career.

Looks Pretty Lucky

Looks Pretty Lucky was placed in a good home in California with the help of Leigh Gray.

Macho Again

Macho Again is a stallion in South America.

Megapunch

Megapunch was claimed from us in 2007, but ensured a happy retirement in 2010.

Merus Miami

Stakes winner Merus Miami lives out his days on a ranch In Montana.

Mesa Thunder

Mesa Thunder retired to a farm in Southern California.

Midnight Arch

Midnight Arch has started eventing with his new owner in South Carolina.

Midnight Trace

Midnight Trace was claimed from WPT, but we kept tabs on him and ensured his happy retirement.

Mine For Love

Mine For Love retired at age six and is now at a farm in Kentucky.

Miss Lafayette

Miss Lafayette was adopted by one of her Partners.

Montana Knight

Montana Knight is a successful event horse.

Moonlightnmidnight

Moonlightnmidnight was adopted by one of her Partners.

Palace On A Lake

Palace On A Lake was adopted through the PTHA program.

Private Show

Private Show competed in the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover.

Quality Lass

Quality Lass and her 2016 Oxbow filly.

Quiet All American

Stakes winner Quiet All American is doing great in his second career.

Refractive

Refractive at his new home in Washington.

Rereadthefootnotes

NY-bred speedster Rereadthefootnotes is lovin’ life as a show horse in North Carolina.

Ring Weekend

Grade one winner Ring Weekend is retraining in eventing with Olympian Phillip Dutton

River Dell

River Dell getting lots of love at his new home in North Carolina.

Rock Me Baby

Stakes winner Rock Me Baby was adopted by WPT Partner Elke A.

Runflatout

Stakes placed runner Runflatout enjoys his retirement in Texas with Partner Eric C.

Sabel Browne (IRE)

Sabel Browne (IRE) is a broodmare in New York.

Saratoga Russell

Saratoga Russell at his forever home in Florida.

School On A Hill

School On A Hill was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Seattle Boom

Seattle Boom was adopted by one of his Partners’ friends.

Seminary Ridge

Seminary Ridge has a forever home with WPT racing manager Erin Birkenhauer.

Sheryl’s Melody

Sheryl’s Melody retired to a ranch in Montana.

Shine Bright

Shine Bright at his new home in New Hampshire.

Shoppingforsilver

Shoppingforsilver was retired by her owners through the PA Turning for Home Program.

Siouxnami

Partners Jim and Jeanne Fletcher love their former runner Siouxnami.

Sister Teresa

Sister Teresa is retraining to be a show horse.

Sky Afleet

Sky Afleet was adopted by Kip Elser’s wife Helen.

Skye Saratoga

Skye Saratoga is loved by her teenaged owner.

Smile Down On Me

Smile Down on Me was adopted by one of his Partners.

Smokinalisa

Smokinalisa was adopted by a Partner in North Carolina. She receives a lot of love in new home.

Somethingelse

Somethingelse is a broodmare in Kentucky.

Sound the Horns

Sound the Horns at a horse show in NC.

South Bronx

South Bronx was retired to a farm in New York.

Southern Match

Southern Match was claimed from us in July 2013, but we ensured his happy retirement.

Spooky Woods

Graded stakes-placed Spooky Woods is a broodmare in Kentucky

Stalking Man

Stalking Man competed through Preliminary level three-day-eventing.

Stormkeeper

Stormkeeper is a broodmare in Kentucky.

Strong Stipulation

Strong Stipulation was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Sunrise Smarty

Graded stakes winner Sunrise Smarty was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Suns Out Guns Out

After a career as a pony horse did not work out, Suns Out Guns Out entered stud in Ohio.

Switzers Da Man

Switzers Da Man enjoying his second career as a showjumper.

Tacit Approval

Tacit Approval was sold as a broodmare.

Tapit’s Brew

Thrilled to see Tapit’s Brew found a great home through LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.

Tb Salute

Tb Salute was adopted by a young lady in North Carolina.

The Lunch Maker

The Lunch Maker was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program

Three Alarm Fire

Three Alarm Fire was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Thunder Quay

Thunder Quay was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Tiznowforamerica

Tiznowforamerica was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Tizthefastlaine

Tizthefastlaine was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Toasting

Stakes winner Toasting’s 2017 colt by Empire Maker.

Tony Adams

Tony Adams being loved on at Fair Hill.

Too Wild for Words

Happy to see war horse Too Wild For Words enjoying retirement.

Toshiro

Toshiro was adopted by one of his WPT Partners.

Touch of Paradise

Touch of Paradise was adopted by one of his Partners.

Tropic Storm

Stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup competitor Tropic Storm retraining for a second career at Palm Beach Polo Club.

Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan at a horse trial in Maryland.

Twilight Eclipse

Grade one winner Twilight Eclipse eventing with WPT racing manager Erin Birkenhauer.

Twilight Energy

Twilight Energy is a pony horse at Golden Gate Fields.

Ultimate Empire

Ultimate Empire was adopted through the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Program.

Ultra Sharp

Ultra Sharp is in a dressage training program.

Valuation (IRE)

Valuation (IRE) enjoying his second career.

Watercolors

Watercolors is a proud mama.