Fast Double G only made one start as a racehorse, where she sustained a bone chip in the left front knee. Now she is at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program where her surgery and rehabilitation is being provided by the Metro Fund. New Vocations has set up a webpage to follow “G”‘s progress from surgery to adoption.
New Vocations’ special supporter, painting ex-racehorse and international star, Metro Meteor has close to $50,000 to date as part of The Metro Fund that supports retired racehorses at our PA facility.
During Christmas 2013, Metro provided one of our Thoroughbreds, 4 yr old mare Fast Double G, with a very special gift – surgery to remove chip fragments in her lower knee joint. This surgery will allow Fast Double G to have unlimited potential in a second career, whereas without it, she would be considerably limited to light pleasure riding. The money Metro has raised will not only pay for the surgery, but also her rehabilitation, retraining, and placement in a new home. Dr. Palmer at New Jersey Equine Clinic will perform the surgery for a generous discount and Fast Double G’s donor Joe Santoro, has arranged and paid for her transportation to and from the vet clinic.
This young horse’s life will forever be changed because of the selfless generosity of Metro, our special supporter and ambassador for retired racehorses everywhere.
PA Facility Trainer Cheryl Keller reports, “We thoroughly enjoy having our recent addition, Fast Double G, at the our facility. She is a lovely mare and certainly a barn favorite. She greets you with a soft whinny as you walk into the barn every morning. “G”, as she’s affectionately called, loves attention, grooming and will do just about anything for a treat. She had us all one over immediately with her sweet personality! Many thanks to Metro for all his support in helping this sweet mare get the treatment she needs for a bright future!”
You can find out more about the Metro Fund and his work with New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by visiting their website.