Winners Charity Promotion for CANTER
Author of Mystery Novel "Winners" Unbridles Charity Promotion to Raise
Critical Funds to Assist Retired Racehorses
Profits from Book Sales to be Donated to The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER)
LOS ANGELES – February 6, 2013 – Merle H. Horwitz, mystery novelist, has established the Merle H. Horwitz Racing Donations program to help racehorses no longer able to compete on the track. As part of the new program, Horwitz will donate all profits from the sale of his latest mystery novel, "Winners", to The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) for an indefinite period of time. Through CANTER's Website, the public can view thoroughbred racehorses that are ending their racing careers and are available for purchase to begin a new career.
Although horses can live to be 30, most racehorses must retire before the age of six. The majority of them face uncertain futures when they are non-competitive or injured on the racetrack. Equine charities such as CANTER face a daunting task in raising awareness of the plight of many retired racehorses and the critical funds needed for rehabilitation and retraining for new careers. Horwitz saw an opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of former racehorses through the sales of "Winners".
For purposes of this charity promotion benefitting CANTER, the 350-page mystery novel is available in paperback format only, retails for $13.95 and must be purchased at the following link: https://www.createspace.com/4566266
"Whether it be the sheer pleasure of watching thoroughbreds run or the inspiration they provide to me as I put pen to paper, they have given to me in many ways throughout my life," said Horwitz, a young 84-year-old who grew up in Pasadena near Santa Anita Park. "Now I'd like to do something to give back to these magnificent athletes. This way, we can all contribute."
"We are extremely grateful to Merle Horwitz for choosing CANTER as the charity to benefit from the nationwide promotion and sales of 'Winners'," said CANTER Executive Director Nancy Koch. "Donating all profits to charity is extremely generous. Since CANTER has no paid staff and all donations are spent to transition thoroughbreds, we believe this program can help a lot of racehorses, so we are just thrilled!"
Racetrack CANTER Supporters
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Welcome to CANTER
CANTER stands for The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. CANTER started as a solution to help racehorses find new careers by connecting buyers and sellers through posting racehorses for sale on the Internet. The program quickly became a national web-based phenomenon. Since the first CANTER Michigan program started in 1997, it and has grown to include affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Gulf South, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid Atlantic, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania. All the CANTER programs are all-volunteer organizations with 501c3 non profit status.
CANTER Thanks TCA
CANTER thanks Thoroughbred Charities of America, TCA, for its support of our CANTER program in 2013!
Thank You ASPCA
CANTER's nationwide program and successful transition of thoroughbreds off racetracks across the country is generously supported by ASPCA through its "Rescuing Racers Initiative". CANTER thanks ASPCA for its support in 2013!