|Tinners Way and Special Rate Stallion
Seasons Donated to LOPE Texas
LOPE Texas announced on November
4 that stallion seasons to Tinner’s Way and Special Rate have been
donated for LOPE’s upcoming silent auction November 19 at Sam Houston
Race Park’s Texas Champions Day.
“LOPE is doing an outstanding job in their care and placement
of retired race horses in Texas. We all have a responsibility to the long
term welfare of the horses we breed and race and organizations such as
LOPE are essential to the long term health and image of our industry.
We are happy to support their upcoming silent auction with a season to
both Tinners Way and Special Rate for the 2006 breeding season,”
said Phil Leckinger, who along with partner Jerry Hardin own both Tinners
Way and have syndicated Special Rate.
Both Tinners Way and Special Rate stand at Key Ranch in Salado, Texas
(www.keyranch.com). Tinners Way
is a multiple G1 winner and is the leading money earner standing in Texas.
He is from the final crop of the immortal Secretariat. Special Rate is
a stakes winning son of Pulpit and is a half brother to millionaires Sightseek
and Tates Creek.
"We are very honored that seasons to such outstanding stallions
have been donated for our event," said Lynn Rorke, LOPE's founder
and executive director. "The donation truly exemplifies the Texas
Champions theme and also demonstrates the generosity of the Texas
LOPE Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to providing new careers
for retiring ex-racehorses of all breeds in Texas. It does this through
its online services and its ranch adoption center near Austin. Since 2003,
LOPE has transitioned 350 Texas ex-racehorses into new homes.
For more information, visit the LOPE Texas website at www.lopetx.org
or contact LOPE Executive Director Lynn Rorke, at email@example.com