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Southern Tier Tuesdays: Second Chance Thoroughbreds

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(WBNG) -- Second Chance Thoroughbreds is this week's winner of a two-thousand dollar grant from Upstate Shredding through Southern Tier Tuesdays.

The organization has been a non-profit since 2012 and takes in thoroughbreds that can no longer race, or have since retired, who need attention, rehabilitation, and care.

Collette Duddy, the non-profit's Executive Director, says that the organization helps train the horses for whatever discipline is suitable for them next.

"We came up with the name because, I guess, they didn't make it as a racehorse and now they're getting a chance at a second career," explained Duddy.

You can also adopt horses through Second Chance Throughbreds, said Duddy who adds that May is adopt a horse month.

The non-profit will use the grant to feed and maintain the horses.

Second Chance Thoroughbreds will begin offering riding lessons this June and will also host fundraisers this summer which include a concert and horseshow.

To learn more about Second Chance Thoroughbreds you can visit their website by clicking here or checking out their Facebook page by clicking here.

Southern Tier Tuesdays is a philanthropic endeavor of Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding, and his daughter, Clover.  For more information or to nominate a Southern Tier non-profit go to


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