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Horseracing Wrongs Inc

Albany, NY   |  www.horseracingwrongs.org

Mission

Horseracing Wrongs is an organization working to end the cruel and deadly horseracing industry through education and grassroots activism in the United States. Through our groundbreaking work we expose and document the cruelty and the killing of horses, something that has been hidden from public view for over 150 years. We work with media and local advocates educate the public and lawmakers of the cruelty to horses. We work in many states to empower local advocates with the knowledge and tools they need to fight new horseracing track proposals in their communities. Horseracing Wrongs has been successful in stopping 100% of new track proposals in the U.S. since we organized!

Ruling year info

2017

President/Founder

Patrick J Battuello

Executive Director

Nicole Arciello

Main address

P.O. Box 12071

Albany, NY 12212 USA

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EIN

82-2581078

NTEE code info

Other Services (D60)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Horseracing Wrongs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to ending horseracing in the United States. We are in fact the only organization in the country that is clearly and consistently working toward that end. The simple truth is that the maiming and destruction of racehorses is inherent to the industry. Death at the track is, always has been, and always will be an inevitable part of racing. Horseracing Wrongs researches and investigates the cruelty and death in the American Horseracing Industry. Through FOIA requests we have created the only definitive killed-in-action lists, ever. To date, on our website, we have documented over 5,000 confirmed kills on U.S. tracks. It is, no boasting intended, a truly seminal accomplishment.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nationwide Public Awareness Campaign

Assisting local animal advocacy by supporting protests at racetracks across the country (currently 24 tracks in 17 states), tabling events, billboard campaigns.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Top Rated Non Profit 2022

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Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of racetracks closed since 2000

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Nationwide Public Awareness Campaign

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

40 racetracks have closed since the year 2000 and they continue to shut down. In other words, the demand for the racing product itself is going in one direction. In other words, progress.

Number of tracks closed or new tracks prevented to opening.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Nationwide Public Awareness Campaign

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Arlington Park in Illinois closed. Horseracing Wrongs has successfully prevented new tracks from opening in Illinois, Massachusetts, Georgia and North Caroline in 2021.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Horseracing Wrongs goal is to shut down the cruel horseracing industry track by track, and state by state. To make this industry a thing of the past.

Educational campaigns - tabling events, billboards, leafleting events, speaking engagements.

Protests and demonstrations at racetracks across the country. We are currently at 24 tracks in 17 states.

Working with media to help spread the message.

Empowering advocates in their communities by holding demonstrations, writing letters-to-the editor, and contacting their state officials to educate about the cruel and deadly horseracing industry.

Billboards, signs and banners, leaflets, literature, speaking engagements, tabling events, media interviews, op-ed pieces in major newspapers.

We have successfully changed the narrative in the media and we are now the go-to voice for the horses with media from coast-to-coast.

We have more than tripled our protests at racetracks in the last year.

We have been featured in a segment on HBO Real Sports, CNN, and Deadspin.

We have stopped new racing in 4 states. Arlington Park racetrack in Illinois shut down for good in September 2021 with the help of our grassroots activism. We displayed a total of 10 mobile billboards at all major races in 2021.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Horseracing Wrongs Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/08/2023
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Board chair

Patrick Battuello

Patrick Battuello

Lisa Kirk

Jennifer Sully

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable