Job DescriptionThe Building Construction Department within the Myers-Lawson Schoolof Construction (MLSoC) is seeking applicants for a tenure-trackfaculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall 2021in Blacksburg, VA. This position is a nine-month, full-timeappointment dedicated primarily to the teaching, research andservice missions of the School.MLSoC is a joint venture between the College of Engineering and theCollege of Architecture and Urban Studies with undergraduateprograms in Construction Engineering and Management(ABET-accredited) and Building Construction (ACCE-accredited). Asuccessful candidate for this tenure-track position will beexpected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels,establish a substantial externally-funded research program,maintain an active scholarship agenda, and promote the MLSoCthrough national and international engagement.MLSoC is dedicated to inclusion, serving in the spirit ofcommunity, diversity, and excellence. We are seeking a candidatewho will adopt and practice the Virginia Tech Principles ofCommunity, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increaseaccess and inclusion and to create a community that nurtureslearning and growth for all of its members. We actively seek abroad spectrum of candidates to join our faculty in preparing thefuture leaders of the construction industry. MLSoC does notdiscriminate against employees, students, or applicants on thebasis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genderexpression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion,sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or anyother basis protected by law. Prior to hire, all applicants mustpass a criminal background check.Required Qualifications• Ph.D. in construction or a closely related field of study, byappointment start date.• Publications in the applicant’s research field.• Expertise in one or more areas that complements our curriculumand current research teams, including but not limited to:Human-centered health and safety; resilience; smart materials;workforce development and labor management; data science andanalytics; qualitative and quantitative methods; city/communitydevelopment; building energy and sustainability; design, constructand manufacture integration and lifecycle management.Preferred Qualifications• Demonstrated record of effective teaching in higher education(e.g., through evidence of student and/or faculty evaluations ofteaching).• Demonstrated experience in academic program service.• Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse communities andbuilding inclusive cultures (e.g., through outreach, service,program development).• 2 years of professional experience in construction or a relateddiscipline.• Certification and/or licensure related to the applicant’sprofessional field (e.g., PMP, CCM, PE, RA) is encouraged.Application MaterialsApplicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu. Complete applicationswill include the following:1) a cover page summarizing your teaching and research experience,area of expertise, and future research plan;2) curriculum vitae,3) two-page research statement describing your research experience,interests, and future plans;4) two-page teaching and service statement describing your approachto develop and teach courses (in-person and remote), serve theprofession, University, and broader community;5) one page statement of diversity philosophy describing yourexperiences and/or commitments to facilitate diversity andinclusion;6) two samples of research publications (published or underreview);7) a list of three references.Only complete applications will be reviewed. Inquiries concerningthe position or application process should be directed to RoslynGarrison, CAUS HR Division Director, [email protected] Opportunities with the Department of BuildingConstructionPlease note that this search is for a tenure track AssistantProfessor position. Additionally, the Department of BuildingConstruction is currently also recruiting for an AssistantProfessor of Practice position. If your qualifications align betterwith the position of Assistant Professor of Practice, pleaseconsider submitting your application for that search. Moreinformation regarding the requirements for this position can befound on VT Jobs here: Assistant Professor of PracticeAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with experienceReview DateFebruary 1, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.Position requires occasional travel to attend conferences andmeetings.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Roslyn Garrison at [email protected] during regular businesshours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 8, 2021Applications close:
The first public meeting of the ‘No Cuts at Oxford University Movement’ took place at the Kings Arms pub. The meeting was held to raise awareness among students about the potential cuts facing Oxford and other universities due to the fall in public spending.The meeting, chaired by a current Oxford undergraduate, heard from four speakers; Terry Hoad, vice-President of the University and Colleges Union, Ben Sellers, the Student Union President at SOAS, Michael Chessum, founder of the National Convention Against Fees and Cuts and Joanna Pinto, an anti-cuts campaign student at the London College of Communications.All detailed the negative effect the budget cuts would have on the student learning experience and stressed the need for immediate action from higher education institutions in conjunction with their students and staff.Sellers underlined how important he felt the issue to be, stating, “your course is getting cut, your lecturers are getting sacked”.This sentiment was shared by Pinto, who commented, “it’s up to you to make it sexy; it’s up to you to put it on the news.”The UK currently spends 0.9% GDP on higher education, less than the average 1% from comparable countries. With the economic downturn, this gulf is expected to grow, and the panel highlighted that this, together with the reclassification of universities to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills in Government, leaves higher education resources vulnerable to being slashed in order to increase institutions financial efficiency.Chessum and Sellers illustrated this argument with examples from KCL and UCL, both of which generated a large profit margin last year, yet still forced compulsory redundancies. Specifically UCL, at which Chessum is a student, had a 6% budget cut made by its management in response to just a 2% decrease in funding.The repercussions of any cutbacks are expected to be felt by all students, with many courses closing, arts subjects neglected in favour of the more profitable science degrees and every graduate having to justify their research’s economic benefit to society. Sellers highlighted concerns that if the current fee cap is raised or lifted, higher education will become a competitive market, in which more financially able students will be able to pay for a better quality of degree.One audience member commented, “Students feel useless” and said that tangible cuts will have to be felt by students before they will get involved.The panel explained that with the average undergraduate degree lasting just 3 years, it is difficult to excite any long-term engagement from students on the issues which affect them. The suggestion to combat this is to engage support from local communities, by offering the resources of the students and the institutions in skills shares.Action is currently being taken by the University and Colleges Union in order to protect student interests; on the 26th January leading members lobbied Parliament with their new education manifesto, reinforcing the need to allow generous funding to maintain high academic standards in universities.The panel concurred that although the focus of the campaign appears fairly narrow, it is a part of battling a wider economic injustice in the UK which, as Sellers puts it, “supports people who are marginalised in society”.
He finished his major league career with a September call-up with the Twins in 1967, then turned his attention full-time to football.Hardy was credited with helping to build Denver’s “Orange Crush” defense that led to the Broncos’ first Super Bowl appearance in 1977. That dominant defense included Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Louis Wright, Lyle Alzado, Otis Armstrong and Barney Chavous.Hardy also helped assemble the Broncos’ 1986 and ’87 Super Bowl teams before his retirement.Hardy was born in 1933 in Sturgis, South Dakota. He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Janice Mitchell, son Jay and daughters Jill and Lisa. With the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services will be for family only, but a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. He once ran a 9.8 in the 100-yard dash on the indoor track.Hardy was the 33rd overall pick in the 1955 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. and averaged 28.2 yards a catch as a rookie with 12 receptions for 338 yards and four touchdowns.Before reporting to the 49ers camp, Hardy signed with the Cleveland Indians and played on their A-league team in Reading, Pennsylvania. In 1956, he was hitting .365 in 21 games with the Indians’ Triple-A team in Indianapolis when he was ordered to report to the U.S. Army.He returned to the Indians after his two-year tour of military duty and his major league career spanned a decade from 1958-67 with stops in Cleveland, Boston, Houston and Minnesota.Hardy was the only man ever to pinch hit for Red Sox icons Williams and Carl Yastrzemski. Associated Press “I’d like to have people remember me for hitting 400 home runs and a lifetime batting average of .305, but I didn’t do that,” Hardy once told the Denver Post. “But it’s not bad being remembered as the only man to ever pinch-hit for Ted Williams.”Hardy’s first major league homer was a three-run shot in the bottom of the 11th to beat the White Sox when he was sent to the plate in place of Roger Maris in 1958 when both were with the Indians.Boston traded Hardy to the expansion Colt 45′s in 1963 and he later joined the Twins, who sent him to their affiliate in Denver.During his two-plus seasons with the Denver Bears, he began scouting part-time for the Denver Broncos in the offseason. That led to a 24-year stint with the Broncos in various roles including assistant ticket manager, director of scouting, pro personnel director and assistant general manager. August 9, 2020 ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Carroll Hardy, a multi-sport star best known as the only man ever to pinch hit for Ted Williams, died Sunday at age 87.Hardy was also known as the football executive who helped assemble the “Orange Crush” defense in Denver during the 1970s.The University of Colorado, where Hardy was a three-sport star, said he died of complications from dementia. He is survived by his wife and three children. Hardy went on to play professional baseball and football after starring in track, baseball and football at Colorado from 1951-55.CU athletic director Rick George called Hardy “a true icon of the state. His list of accomplishments in his lifetime and the people he touched are really second to none. We have lost a great Buffalo.”Hardy earned a record 10 letters altogether in the early 1950s. An All-American honorable mention in 1953 and ’54, Hardy rushed for 1,999 career yards with a whopping 6.87-yard average per carry, which remains the best in school history among players with at least 60 carries.Hardy led the nation in kickoff return average in 1952 and had six interceptions for the Buffaloes.On the diamond, Hardy was CU’s all-time career batting average leader (.392) with 118 hits in 301 at-bats with 15 homers, 80 RBIs, 107 runs scored and 45 stolen bases. Hardy, two-sport star, architect of Orange Crush dies at 87
6,500 people in Volusia Country will be able to smile a little bigger now that they have little to no medical debt. That is all due to the efforts of the Stetson Baptist Church.According to reports, the Church spent more than $7 million dollars to help pay down the medical debt for several thousands residents living at or below the poverty line in their community.So where did all the money come from? Pastor Dan Glenn told reporters at the Sun Sentinel that last year they had an extra Sunday which left them with extra money after they paid their annual expenses. The congregation then came up with the idea to try and raise $48,000 and split it between a foster home charity and a business that buys medical debt from health care providers, to pay off the debts.To their delight, they were able to raise three times their goal, leaving them with enough money to not only pay off the medical debt of every Volusia County resident living at federal poverty level, but for those in four other counties as well.“It’s one thing for us to say, ‘God loves you,’” said senior pastor Dan Glenn said. “It’s another for us to show that.”Those who have had their medical debt paid off will be notified by mail.
Looking to New Jersey interstate and toll roads, the governor has called for increased weight limits for trucks carry COVID-19 relief supplies, from the usual 40 tons to 46 tons. The state has the flexibility to do so because of the major disaster declaration it received from the federal government. Additionally, tighter regulations are now in effect for essential retail stores. All customers and employees must wear face coverings. The number of customers in these stores must be limited to 50 percent of the approved capacity. Stores must provide special shopping hours for high-risk individuals and must erect physical barriers between customers, cashiers and baggers. That includes the closure of all county and state parks, a voting date change, the halt of nonessential construction and more. “Our democracy cannot be a casualty of COVID-19. We want to ensure that every voter can vote without endangering their health or their safety.” This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. And that is a reality wecannot escape for sometime, said Murphy. MANUEL J. ALVAREZ Thompson Park in the Lincroft section of Middletown, along with all other county parks, is closed until further notice. Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all state and county parks closed April 7 to strengthen social distancing practices. By Allison Perrine Earlier in the week, Murphy ordered the indefinite closing of state public schools and canceled statewide assessments. That includes the student assessment requirement for graduation this year, which means 13,000 current high school seniors will no longer be required to submit a portfolio appeal to graduate. As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 47,437 known positive cases state- wide, an increase of 3,088 overnight. Of that total, there have been 1,504 deaths related to the disease, an increase of 275 overnight. All nonessential construction has been shut down throughout New Jersey, which took effect Wednesday at 8 p.m. According to Murphy, that does not include construction projects on hospitals and schools, in the transportation and utility sector, the building of affordable housing or housing sites that can adhere to strict limits on the number of workers on the site at any time, emergency repairs and other “limited instances.” “It is still increasing, so with all due respect to this notion that we’ve found some plateau – we’re not at any plateau,” said Murphy. “And when the time comes that we can begin to put this emergency in the rearview mirror… we cannot think that we’re going to be able to get back to normal all at once. It’s going to take time to reopen our state and indeed our country, in a systematic and careful way to protect against a boomerang of coronavirus.” “No municipality or county may impose additional restrictions of their own on essential retail businesses. This is one set of rules for everyone in New Jersey,” said Murphy. NEW JERSEY – Social distancing regulations continue to tighten as the number of positive statewide cases of COVID-19 approaches 50,000 and the death toll rises, the governor reported Wednesday afternoon, April 8. “We have been in this now for 20 days. Twenty days ago, all New Jersey schools were ordered to close and I asked that the education community give itself some grace,” said Lamont Repollet, the commissioner of the Department of Education Tuesday in response to Murphy’s executive actions. “Adjusting to these unprecedented times requires unprecedented acts of leadership and humanity. I’m extremely proud of, and impressed by, the education community and parents for meeting these complex challenges.” In Monmouth County, there were 3,042 known positive cases as of April 8. In the Two River area, that includes 10 in Atlantic Highlands, 41 in Colts Neck, 15 in Fair Haven, 11 in Highlands, 100 in Holmdel, 24 in Little Silver, 254 in Middletown, 12 in Monmouth Beach, 32 in Oceanport, 60 in Red Bank, 23 in Rumson, eight in Sea Bright, 21 in Shrewsbury Borough and 51 in Tinton Falls. With social distancing regulations still in place, Murphy signed executive orders moving the state’s primary elections from Tuesday, June 2 to Tuesday, July 7. The decision was made so that if the public health crisis improves, voting can hopefully be done in-person. If it does not improve, it will allow the state additional time to prepare for a statewide vote-by-mail election, which has never happened.
ARROGATE TO WORK FOR PEGASUS SUNDAY OR MONDAYSONGBIRD DUE JAN. 24; LAS VIRGENES FOR UNIQUE BELLAMANDELLA HOPES TO PULL SOME STRINGS IN LA CANADA SADLER ON A ROLL AT SANTA ANITA, WEATHER OR NOT Doug O’Neill4063715%40%$258,548 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Norberto Arroyo, Jr.3872018%24%$303,780 Richard Baltas3044513%43%$273,463 FINISH LINES: When Mike Machowsky sends out Southern Keys in Saturday’s seventh race, it will be the first horse he’s run for the late Donald J. Blahut since his long-time owner died last June 20 at the age of 87. “He was a great man; everybody loved him,” said Machowsky, who trained 22 years for Blahut, part owner of 2004 Santa Anita Handicap winner Southern Image and stakes-winning turf star Caracortado. “Southern Keys’ mother (Dixie Image) is a full sister to Southern Image,” pointed out Machowsky. A resident of Newhall, Blahut was born in Emporia, Kansas, and had horses with the late Leonard Dorfman prior to joining up with Machowsky . . . The Voice of Santa Anita, Michael Wrona, and horse player Sebastian Piscuskas will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Santa Anita presents holiday racing on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will also be Dollar Day, with beer, sodas and hot dogs on sale for a buck apiece. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Jerry Hollendorfer2747515%59%$514,489 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 9) ARROGATE COULD WORK ‘SUNDAY OR MONDAY’ FOR PEGASUSBreeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate, a leading contender for Horse of the Year along with arch-rival California Chrome, likely will work on Santa Anita’s main track “Sunday or Monday” as he prepares for a widely anticipated rematch with the popular California-bred in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28.“The horse is doing good,” said Bob Baffert, who trains Arrogate for Juddmonte Farms. “Everything looks positive.”Arrogate had been entered in the San Pasqual Stakes on Jan. 1 as a prep for the Pegasus, but a wet track caused Baffert to scratch the four-year-old gray son of Unbridled’s Song. Arrogate’s most recent workout came before last Sunday’s first race, when he went six furlongs in 1:11.80 under Martin Garcia.California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year who was overtaken in deep stretch to fall a half-length short in the Classic, has been in Florida since Jan. 6 to prepare for the inaugural running of the Pegasus at 1 1/8 miles.Trainer Art Sherman plans to work California Chrome five furlongs at Gulfstream tomorrow.The Horse of the Year will be announced Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park, along with other Eclipse Award winners. Rafael Bejarano3843911%42%$375,663 Flavien Prat4494820%48%$618,043 HOLLENDORFER FEASTING ON ‘FILLY MIGNON’Jerry Hollendorfer is sitting pretty with his fillies.Songbird, champion two-year-old female of 2015 and a lock to be named champion three-year-old filly of 2016, is due back at Santa Anita Jan. 24 from a 10-week respite at WinStar Farm in Kentucky, while the just-turned-three Unique Bella, a dominating 7 ½-length winner of the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes last Sunday, is ticketed for the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 5.“Songbird is getting on a plane on the 24th (of January) and coming to Santa Anita,” saidher Hall of Fame trainer. “She’ll dictate to us when she’s ready to run.“We’ll go cautiously and carefully with her, and when she’s ready to run, we’ll get her running. Everything is good. WinStar has been in contact with me quite a bit and I with them, so she’s getting ready to come back.”As to Unique Bella, if all goes well the imposing three-year-old daughter of Tapit will take the logical steps, starting with the Las Virgenes, followed by the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks at 1 1/16 miles April 8 and the Grade I Kentucky Oaks May 5.“I think we have a nice program right here at Santa Anita,” said Hollendorfer, who captured the Las Virgenes and Santa Anita Oaks with Songbird last year en route to an unbeaten string of triumphs that reached 11 before her crushing nose defeat by Beholder in an unforgettable edition of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 4. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Corey Nakatani1532020%33%$167,690 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller2365326%61%$317,780 ‘SHOW’ ME THE MONEY SADLER DQ AWAY FROM PERFECTIONJohn Sadler would be batting 1.000 in the money at Santa Anita through nine racing days, had it not been for a disqualification.The 60-year-old trainer, soon embarking on his fourth decade as a successful mainstay in California, has sent out 13 runners, winning with five, with four seconds and three thirds, a 92 percent in the money average.When St. Reno was disqualified from third to fifth in the second race on Dec. 29, it ruined what would have been a perfect in the money mark for Sadler.“Even with the rainy weather, we’ve been very selective with what we run on off tracks,” Sadler said in explaining his consistency. “That’s probably why the percentage is so good.“We’ve been lucky we’ve had a few horses that have handled it well (foremost was the Argentine-bred Infobedad, who won by 26 ½ lengths on a wet/fast track Jan. 1, believed to be the largest winning margin ever at Santa Anita).“Like everybody else, the big picture is it’s good for the state (which has long been drought-stricken). The rain brings a lot of water, but this being California, it won’t last that long.”Meanwhile, Stellar Wind, champion three-year-old filly of 2015, continues to prepare for her 2107 debut despite minor bumps in the road due to the inclement weather.“She’s on the track every day,” Sadler said. “She’s had a little setback in that she should be galloping more instead of jogging, which is what she’s been doing, but when we get good weather, we’ll be fine.” Luis Contreras2333613%52%$159,834 Victor Espinoza2044420%60%$236,130 Tyler Baze4896419%40%$363,082 Mario Gutierrez2232414%41%$151,116 MANDELLA SEEKS LA CANADA UPSET WITH WILD AT HEARTBarring something short of a Beholder-like performance, Richard Mandella realizes he’ll need some luck if Wild At Heart is to turn the tables on Vale Dori in Saturday’s Grade II La Canada Stakes for fillies and mares, four and up, at 1 1/16 miles.Vale Dori, trained by Bob Baffert, defeated Wild At Heart by three lengths last out in the Grade II Bayakoa at Del Mar, spotting her rival five pounds in the process.“Vale Dori won easy,” Mandella said. “We have to hope her shoelace comes untied or something.”The field for the La Canada, race five of nine: Vale Dori, Mike Smith, 1-5; Show Stealer, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Wild At Heart, Flavien Prat, 9-2; Enduring Erin, Corey Nakatani, 8-1; and Autumn Flower, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1. Brice Blanc1433121%50%$125,125 John Sadler1354338%92%$237,104 Drayden Van Dyke3746011%27%$234,060 Martin Pedroza2955317%45%$185,520 William Spawr940244%67%$134,541 Kent Desormeaux3363518%42%$537,173 Philip D’Amato1533420%67%$356,325
Headlining the weekend are the enormously popular $1,500 Hunter Derby, $1,500 Jumper Stakes, $1,500 Event Challenge and $1,000 Dressage Challenge, which everyone looks forward to either riding in or watching. Class lists and fees are available at ThoroughbredClassic.org , and can be viewed online or downloaded. Additionally, quick entry links can be found at Horseshowtime.com . Classes are filling fast, so prospective participants are encouraged to enter as soon as possible. This year’s judging panel will include several top names in the equestrian community, including world-renowned San Diego-based hunter/jumper trainer and clinician James Waldman, who will oversee the hunter ring. Arcadia, CA, March 9, 2017 – Final preparations are underway for the 10th installment of the popular Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), set for March 25 and 26 at Galway Downs near Temecula, CA. Sponsored by the Siegel CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) Foundation, the two-day event is open to all registered Thoroughbreds and offers classes in just about every equine discipline, from hunters and jumpers, to dressage, western and gymkhana. The class, Mandella explains, is something she hopes will lead to more OTTB adoptions. “I can’t think of a better way to showcase the potential of an OTTB,” Mandella said. “It really is another way for these horses to prove what they’re capable of and I’m excited to see the future stars of our Thoroughbred Classics in this class and even more excited to see these horses find their forever homes.” Since its inception in 2013, thousands of OTTBs have participated in the many Thoroughbred Classic shows hosted all over Southern California, from rescues and lower end claimers to grade 1-winning millionaires, a true testament to the versatility of a Thoroughbred and to the loving people who guide them in their second careers. Additionally, this year a special class has been created which is open to all Thoroughbreds available for sale or adoption. The non-judged and free-formatted presentation is designed to showcase the horse to potential new owners. Options for disciplines include jumping, dressage, pole bending, barrels and trail obstacles. Pertinent information about each horse will be read by the ring announcers and the $25 class fee will be waived for all CARMA Aftercare Partners. “Galway is a unique facility that allows us to offer something for everyone,” CARMA Executive Director Lucinda Mandella said. “We can utilize the grass ring for the jumpers and excellent sand rings for hunters, dressage and western disciplines. Mostly notably, our OTTBs and their riders have the opportunity to compete on a CCI3*cross-country course. (California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2007 to raise money for retired racehorses. It is responsible for hosting fundraising events, educating owners and trainers on equine retirement, raising awareness and working to unify the racing industry in support of its equine athletes. Ways in which this is accomplished include facilitating the transition of racehorses off the track through its Placement Program and showcasing the breed’s versatility as equestrian mounts at its Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show.)