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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Sponsorship Program helps provide lifelong care for former racehorses that are unsuitable for adoption.

Sponsors receive a personalized packet about their selected horse, photos and updates throughout the year, and even the opportunity to meet the horse in person. Sponsorships make great gifts to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions, and we can mail a packet directly to the recipient of your choice. We also offer a “kid-friendly” sponsorship packet for youngsters!

Click here to see all horses available for sponsorship.

Highlight of TRF horses that you can sponsor


Catalyze is a 16 year old KY bred gelding by Tabasco Cat.   He is the alpha horse in his herd but farm manager Linda says he is the kindest alpha she has I have ever seen.  We think he would be an ambassador if  he were human.   Click here to Sponsor Catalyze

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Vancouver is a Kentucky bred gelding that had 57 starts in his career! His sire is Gone West and his grandsire is Seattle Slew! He was foaled in 2001. Vancouver goes by “Red” and is a stalwart. He has two friends that are never far from him. And while Red is smaller, at only around […]

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Heir To The Stone

Heir To The Stone is a New York bred gelding by Birdstone. He only had six starts. He is gentle and quiet with a sound mind. But hello cute nose! Although he never lived up to his sire’s legacy, he is still deserving of his quite and peaceful retirement in Virginia, under lifelong and compassionate […]

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Visigoth is a Canadian bred gelding, eh? He has 27 starts in his career as a racehorse and was foaled in 2000. Even though he is getting older, he is still the “pretty boy” of the herd. Just by looking at him you can tell he knows he is gorgeous.   Historically, the Visigoth’s were […]

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King De

April Fool’s! King De isn’t a unicorn but we think he’s one of a kind! King De is a New York bred gelding that had 22 starts during his career as a racehorse. Foaled in 2001, he is enjoying his retirement these days. King De is incredibly handsome, and he knows it! Not only is […]

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Benny the Waiter

Oh what can we say about Benny… Benny the Waiter is a New York bred gelding, who had 24 starts and was foaled in 2005. Benny is known as the “rabble-rouser” of his herd. He loves to play but can also be a little bit fresh with his caretakers! No matter his antics though, Benny […]

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Win a Kiss

This cute 17 year old Kentucky bred chestnut mare may just win your heart.  This  girl has attitude and rules every field she is in!   She only had ten career starts and winnings of $ 24,529 but now serves a greater purpose as an equine teacher in the TRF’s Second Chances vocation Program at […]

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Terminal Frost

Terminal Frost, with his striking markings, is a New York bred gelding with only one start. He was foaled in 2005, making him officially over a decade old! You would never know it from watching him play with his buddies! Farm manager Jim describes Terminal Frost as having a gentle heart. He does great work […]

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My Turf Hero

My Turf Hero, known around the farm as “Charlie”,  is a grand looking horse by Woodman. It took our farm manager almost 2 years of working patiently with him every day working to be able to pet him on the face. Now he trusts me and the Second Chances program participants to do anything with […]

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Pal’s O K

Pal is a New Jersey bred gelding with thirty three starts and lifetime earnings of over $136,000! This handsome fella is incredibly curious and friendly. He lives at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, as an equine teacher, in the TRF Second Chances Program.   Click here to sponsor Pal’s O K. 

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Sparky’s Precision

The Florida bred mare only had 10 starts before her retirement at TRF. She is a pretty girl that loves to mug you for treats! Foaled in 2005, she lives at the Wallkill Correctional Facility as part of the TRF Second Chances Program. There she lives in the all mare herd, with the exception of […]

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Babinsky is a kind hearted Kentucky bred horse who had 38 starts.  He is 17 years old and lives at TRF’s Second Chances farm at Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, KY. Click here to Sponsor Babinsky

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