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View: Eat, Hay, Love

Eat, Hay, Love

This year, the Hay Drive's theme is 'Eat, Hay, Love,' but the mission is the same: to raise money to help feed the nearly 1,000 horses in the TRF herd. The average cost of hay is $180 per ton, and the TRF expects that expense to exceed $350,000 this year.

View: Rosie Napravnik to sign autographs at Saratoga on July 31 for TRF's "Olivia's Herd"

Rosie Napravnik to sign autographs at Saratoga on July 31 for TRF's "Olivia's Herd"

Rosie Napravnik, one of the most successful jockeys in Thoroughbred racing, will be signing autographs at Saratoga Racecourse on Thursday, July 31, 2014 to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s “Olivia’s Herd.” The fifth race on the Saratoga card that day will be named the “Olivia’s Herd” in honor of Olivia Saylor, the late daughter of racehorse owner and breeder Paul Saylor. Saylor is a regular contributor to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. He created the “Olivia’s Herd” Fund in 2011 in Olivia’s memory to provide for the horses in the TRF program which are most in need of special care or feeding because of age or other physical condition.

View: Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Celebrates 30-year Anniversary of its ‘Second Chances’ Program

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Celebrates 30-year Anniversary of its ‘Second Chances’ Program

Nearly 100 supporters of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), including dignitaries from New York State, gathered at the TRF’s horse farm on the grounds of the Wallkill Correctional Facility June 19. The event marked the 30th anniversary of the TRF’s Second Chances program – a rehabilitation initiative designed to teach inmates equine management while rescuing racehorses.

View: GRAYSON-TRF EVENT RAISES $300,000

GRAYSON-TRF EVENT RAISES $300,000

“The Foods of Bobby Flay,” the official Belmont Stakes charity celebration benefitting the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, raised approximately $300,000 for the two charities at the event in Manhattan Thursday night.

View: Emily Mackay-Smith Day is the new farm manager at Shaffer Place

Emily Mackay-Smith Day is the new farm manager at Shaffer Place

Emily Day, who played for the University of Virginia polo team, has been involved with horses for her entire life. Her interest was fueled by her father, an equine veterinary surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Day was breaking ponies at age nine and received a C3 rating from the United State Pony Club at age 12.

View: Starting Gates Open for Stable Kids

Starting Gates Open for Stable Kids

Stable Kids pairs EAGALA certified mental health professionals and equine specialists with retired racehorses to serve youth who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges

TRF Names Two New Members of the Board of Directors

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has named Dr. Nat T. Messer IV and Christopher Scherf to its Board of Directors.

View: Groom Elite Graduation at James River

Groom Elite Graduation at James River

Hoping to follow Tomio Holmes' example is Jordan Yox, a 23-year-old Richmond, Va. native who was a member of this most recent quartet of graduates at James River. When he is released next month, he will be heading to a new job.

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