Nonprofit receives national recognition for finding retired horses at Arlington Park homes
Karen Ann Cullotta, Contact Reporter - Chicago Tribune
Horse trainer Jan Ely remembers the day she received a frantic phone call from an animal rescue volunteer who had identified one of the horses in a "kill pen" in Shipshewana, Ind., as Pushin Up Daisy — a thoroughbred mare who had been racing at Arlington Park just a few months earlier.
"She had left Arlington around the end of July of 2015 and just four months later, she had her foot on the banana," said Ely, the coordinator of Galloping Out.
The nonprofit organization in Illinois has found homes for more than 180 retired thoroughbred horses who have raced at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights and Hawthorne Race Course near south suburban Cicero.Read the story in the Chicago Tribune