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TRF Second Chances Partnership with Reid McLellan

By Susan Salk on April 18, 2016 A racehorse trainer hitting the big time and inmates who are simply doing time, share a common bond that springs from a “little idea” fostered by Dr. Reid McLellan, many moons ago. McLellan, executive director and lead instructor of the Groom/Elite program— a horsemanship curriculum offered by the […]

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Clem and Ollie Get a Second Chance

James River, VA – Back in December, the TRF’s Second Chances Farm at James River Correctional Facility in Virginia took in two Thoroughbreds that had been seized in an Orange County Sheriff’s raid. These two horses – “To Clem” and “Oligopolist” – have made an incredible comeback and, in the process, sent us all a […]

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TRF Mourns Passing Of ‘Dinny’ Phipps

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is saddened to hear of the passing of Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps on April 6. The longtime head of The Jockey Club, the leader of one of racing’s more enduring and influential family-owned racing and breeding stables and a staunch supporter of the TRF, Phipps was 75 years old. Phipps […]

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21 c Hotel Museum Derby Party

  May 4 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Louisville, KY - Join us on Wednesday, May 4 at 21c Hotel Museum in Louisville for a Derby Celebration with a special appearance by Kentucky native and Food Network star, Damaris Phillips.

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