After the Homestretch AZ (ATHA) is planning its third anniversary birthday party to be held at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek July 20. An online auction, updated daily with new items, is currently on the organization’s website until July 13, and a silent auction will be held at the party.
Since its inception in July 2011, ATHA has rescued 37 horses, 35 ex-racehorses and 2 colts. Volunteers have found homes for 22 horses and now have 15 horses in our current herd ranging in age from 3-18. There are currently 11 rescued horses on a ranch located in the Desert Hills area of Cave Creek, and four horses in foster care.
Most of the horses at ATHA are sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of racing legends such as Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Storm Cat. Horses arrive at ATHA from a variety of avenues, sometimes directly from the track, and others it is from owners who can no longer care for them. Some are even found wandering the desert by the Arizona Department of Agriculture....