Del Mar’s ‘Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds’ fundraiser to be held Aug. 4

After the Finish Line presents its 2011 annual charity fundraiser, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds,” on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Hilton Hotel in Del Mar from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for the fundraising event, which includes a reception, entertainment, silent and live auctions and dinner, are $135 per person, $1,350 per table of 10, and may be purchased by calling (858) 945-1371 or emailing

After the Finish Line, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping rescued Thoroughbred horses that can no longer race or breed. It provides funding to rescue organizations in California and throughout the United States who save, rehabilitate and care for these talented horses so they can transition into a second career. Without the financial assistance of After the Finish Line, many of these ex-racers might otherwise be sent to slaughter because they are injured, too slow to win or not producing quality foals.

Dawn Mellen, founder and president of After the Finish Line, stated, “These talented horses deserve the opportunity to transition and excel in second careers such as hunter/jumpers, dressage, trail, therapy and companion horses. More and more people are becoming aware of the cruel fate that awaits many of these beautiful Thoroughbreds. After the Finish Line will be a voice for Thoroughbred horses that are not supported when their racing careers are over.”

In addition to attending the August 4 fundraiser, those who wish to support the efforts of After the Finish Line may also consider donating in-kind items, gift cards or services for the silent or live auctions. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For further information on After the Finish Line or this event, visit or call 858.945.1371.

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  3. Horse lovers need auction items for benefit
  4. Del Mar May Day Garden Party fundraiser to be held at the Powerhouse
  5. Derby partygoers raise funds for retired horses

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