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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!

Horses that you can sponsor

Astro Force

Astro Force  is a  22 year old graded stakes winner. This horse ran hard and with the big boys yet ended up in the kill pen. Thankfully he was saved from this dark fate. Now Astro lives happily in White Post, Virginia with his best buddy Not for Sam with no more bother than having […]

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Judge Luci

Judge Luci is the only mare in the Maryland herd  and she definitely lets the grooms AND HORSES know it!! She’s a princess and treated like one at the farm. The grooms describe her as 6 different horses in one – she shows characteristics of all the horses and they never know what she’ll be […]

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Named for her stocky build, Tank is one of the few unregistered Thoroughbreds in TRF’s herd. The dark bay mare was one of 177 malnourished and starving horses rescued in 2010 from a farm in upstate NY. Just a filly at the time, her breeding and age remain unknown. Although she received excellent care upon […]

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Phantom on Tour

In 1997 he competed in the most famous race of all, the Kentucky Derby and placed 6th, only a half dozen behind the winner. Soon after retiring to TRF’s Second Chances Farm at Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, KY, the flashy chestnut (with four high white socks and a distinctive splash of white on his […]

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Quite Rightly

Great-grandson of Triple Crown winner Affirmed, Quite Rightly has a serious allergy that requires daily medication and a special diet. Other than the allergy, this 17 year old gelding is an active, healthy, and happy member of the TRF herd at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility’s Second Chances Farm.

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Thesonofthesun raced only 13 times with unimpressive earnings before being seriously injured. When Sonny arrived at the TRF, we really weren’t sure that he would make it. But he had other ideas, and slowly but surely recovered enough to enjoy a quiet retirement at pasture. The physically imposing gelding’s stature and almost pure white coat […]

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R & R Dream Girl

R & R Dream Girl – She was very sick upon arrival at TRF’s Montpelier Farm in VA, and was suffering from a painful bacterial skin infection. The bay mare had also been severely abused and was fearful of humans, making her medical treatment a challenge. Eventually Girlie was adopted out, but unfortunately the family […]

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Quick Call

At 31 years old, Quick Call is a TRF elder statesman but in his earlier days he was a superstar who raced for 7 years and dominated the New York tracks. The graded stakes winner reeled off half of his 16 career wins at the legendary Saratoga Race Course, where he continues to be honored […]

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Shake You Down

Shake You Down  won over $1.44 million during his career, making him the most successful racehorse in TRF’s history. In 2003 he won five straight races, including three graded stakes, on his way to a run at the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) Championship. Now 17 years old, he now makes a difference in the […]

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Hemingway’s Key

Hemingway’s Key is one of the most recognizable horses in TRF’s herd, having competed in 2 legs of the 2006 Triple Crown, Hemingway’s Key’s is remembered by trainer Nick Zito as a horse with raw ability who never got tired. The gelding’s career was cut short after he failed to regain full racing form following […]

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Carterista – A 26 year old gelding and Graded Stakes winner, Carterista was retired to the TRF when he was 10 years old. He was the first inductee at the Lowell Correctional Farm in Ocala, FL He spends his retirement days relaxing in the sun and grazing with his pals.

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Don’t Forget Mama

Don’t Forget Mama  is the great-grandson of Northern Dancer didn’t make much of a mark during the four races of his one-season career, but has certainly found his calling with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances vocational program. The 10-year old chestnut gelding has an endearing personality that makes you want to stroke his dramatic […]

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