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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

Dime Novel

Meet Dime Novel, a gorgeous gray gelding with the most expressive face. Dime started an incredible 121 times in his racing career. Now he lives a happy life of retirement in Illinois, where he is the perfect gentleman who will do anything asked of him. He is best friends with his herd mate, the sneaky […]

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Saint Damien

Meet new Sponsor Horse – Saint Damien. He’s not a stud, just a hunk. In 2001, Saint Damien won the OBS Champion Stakes and ran 2nd in the Illinois Derby. He ran nine times that year and for four more years with lifetime earning of $402,000. After 55 starts, his career ended at Suffolk Downs. […]

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Whiskey By The Bay

Whiskey By The Bay  is a handsome fellow, foaled in 1998 in Pennsylvania.  During his career, he had 41 starts and only 2 wins, with earnings of $56,022. With his racing days behind him, he will live out his days in the sanctuary of TRF lifelong promise of compassionate care in the sanctuary of TRF in Rembert, South Carolina. […]

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Mitchellville is a handsome chestnut, foaled in 1994 in Ontario.  During his career, he had 60 starts and 18 wins, with earnings of almost $230,000.  Mitch  has been with TRF for 10 years. With his racing days behind him, he will live out his days at in the sanctuary of TRF lifelong promise of compassionate […]

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Energy Flow

Energy Flow whose barn name is “Boodles” is a 9 year old bay NY bred gelding whose sire is Eclipse Award winner Artax.  Energy Flow was one of 177 malnourished and starving horses rescued in 2010 from a farm in upstate NY. When he came to us he was extremely underweight, malnourished and had been […]

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No Complaints

No Complaints is a 20 year old handsome bay gelding. He is a laid back old fella who loves being pampered. He enjoys his hay and grazing in his huge field but also loves coming in for treats and grooming. His temperament makes him one of the farm favorites for Second Chances inmates to work […]

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Not For Sam

Not For Sam is a 17 year old bay gelding foaled in West Virginia. He is the grandson of Mr. Prospector.  He had 50 starts, winning over $400,00 running with cataracts in BOTH eyes!  Sadly, due to the nature of this condition, Sam is now blind in one eye and had some scarring that limits […]

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Greek Ruler

Greek Ruler aka “Greek” is a handsome 12 year old gelding, with tons of personality.  He loves attention and always smiles for the camera. In his role as teach in the Second Chances Program he can be the nemesis for some of the new  grooms because he requires firm, fair boundaries when being handled and […]

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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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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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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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