Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is the largest equine sanctuary in the world devoted to the rescue, retirement, rehabilitation and retraining of Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack.
TRF's Second Chances Program teaches inmates at correctional facilities marketable skills that transform lives.
Adopt From the TRF! Our “graduates” have gone on to new careers as eventers, jumpers, dressage, therapy and pleasure horses.
TRF Second Chances Illinois Farm Manager Nicki Wheeler teams up with Barbra Jo Rubin, the first female jockey
by Susan Salk, Off Track Thoroughbreds, presented by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation A horseman, who once enjoyed a glorious heyday working alongside famed Sir Henry Cecil, took a chance last year on a Thoroughbred who never had his moment in the sun. There was just something about the 6-year-old “lead-locked” gelding with clicking stifles that […]
by Susan Salk, Off Track Thoroughbreds, presented by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation His hair hung in a long fringe hiding his face, and his affect was one of hanging back, of remaining separate from the group. Until one day the boy made eye contact with the fiery Thoroughbred Viva, a mare who rarely let anybody […]