|LOPE Book Now Available
the Homestretch: What I've Learned from Saving Racehorses," a book
by LOPE Texas Executive Director Lynn Reardon, was released on November
1st. It is available in bookstores and online at Amazon.com.
According to Reardon, "When the LOPE ranch opened, we expected only
a few horses. Instead, nearly 40 ex-racehorses were donated the first
year alone. Every type of horse came to the ranch: injured, sound, fast,
slow, old, young. I became fascinated, then inspired by their unique characters
and athletic heroism. So inspired that I wrote a book about them."
She continued, "'Beyond the Homestretch' tells the stories of many
memorable LOPE horses and what they taught me. We hope for the book to
not only promote the value and versatility of ex-racehorses, but also
help raise funds for LOPE."
Not only is the book an entertaining and educational read, but a significant
portion of the book royalties will directly support LOPE in its efforts
to provide new careers and find new homes for Texas ex-racehorses.
To learn more about the book and even read the introduction, click here.
To watch the book's trailer on YouTube, click here.
About LOPE Texas
LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers (LOPE) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit
devoted to providing new careers for retiring racehorses of all breeds
in Texas. Through its online services and ranch adoption center, LOPE
has transitioned over 700 Texas ex-racehorses into new homes since 2003.
For more information about LOPE Texas, contact LOPE Executive Director
Lynn Reardon, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (512) 565-1824.