The plight of Thoroughbred racehorse Skippy Due became known to Saving Baby Equine Charity due to a plea for help from Remember Me Rescue and Beyond the Roses Equine Rescue and Retirement in July 2013.
Skippy Due was still racing at the age of 11 years. He had raced 95 times and earned $361,751 for his racing connections. He had competed at Hollywood Park, Del Mar, Golden Gate, Keeneland, and Santa Anita, to name only a few. During his lucrative racing career – lucrative for all but Skippy Due – he changed ownership 23 times.
Skippy Due, a once elegant champion, had tumbled down to Thistledown Race Course and was now running for his life in cheap $5,000 claiming races.
Saving Baby Equine Charity, Remember Me Rescue, and other generous donors provided funds to Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue and Retirement so that Skippy Due could be retired and removed from racing. His injuries accumulated during those 95 races required surgery at additional expense and he is no longer sound for all use but he will no longer be whipped and forced to race until his injuries cause his death on the track or make him another slaughter statistic. Thank you for donating to Saving Baby Equine Charity so we can participate in saving the life of another horse.
Skippy Due rehabbing at Beyond the Roses Equine Rescue and Retirement farm.
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