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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


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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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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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. Click here to sponsor Quite Rightly

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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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