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Author Archive: Chelsea O'Reilly

Birthday Girl Sponsors Quite Rightly

By Susan Salk on July 29, 2016 Quite Rightly meets his 10-year-old sponsor Sara Linsner. A Long Island elementary school grad and her parents drove nearly five hours last month to meet a stakes placed great-grandson of Triple Crown winner Affirmed, the newest member of their family. Though the horse is not famous, and the […]

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Convicts empathize with forsaken OTTBs

July 11, 2016 Lexington, KY – In a twist of fate, men at the Blackburn Correctional Facility in TRF’s Second Chances program who may have awoken on June 28th, 2016 questioning their own self worth, were entrusted with a life or death mission – to nurse to health six starved horses who were deemed the […]

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Six underweight horses from Borell farm moved to TRF facility

Article originally appeared in the Daily Racing Form: http://www.drf.com/news/six-underweight-horses-borell-farm-moved-trf-facility 06/28/2016 12:21PM By Mark Simon An update on the status of the 43 abandoned Thoroughbreds  in Mercer County was provided by Rusty Ford, spokesperson for the Kentucky state veterinary department, at The Jockey Club’s Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit at Keeneland. Ford was asked to […]

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TRF takes 6 hungry, abandoned horses into herd

By Susan Salk on June 29, 2016 Silver Cliff and Z Camelot, two Thoroughbreds discovered in a herd of abandoned horses linked to a Breeders’ Cup-winning trainer, were officially released yesterday to the safety of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation(TRF). Following a decision by Mercer County Kentucky officials, which declared a herd of 43 horses to be […]

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Horses Seized in VA Blossom at Prison Farm

By Susan Salk on June 17, 2016 James River, VA – Two ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds rescued last year in a raid on a Virginia farm filled with starving horses, have blossomed under the gentle care of inmates who learned horsemanship and life skills through theThoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) Second Chances program. Since arriving at theJames River Work […]

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Students Dance 27 Hours to Raise $14K for Ex-RaceHorses

By Susan Salk on May 20, 2016 James River – VA  Philanthropic high school students in Virginia recently donated $14,000 to help the horses and inmates at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) James River facility. Following months of fundraising, the drive culminated in a 27-hour Deep Run Marathon Dance, which raised funds for 12 charities, including the TRF. Students, […]

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Clem and Ollie Get a Second Chance

James River, VA – Back in December, the TRF’s Second Chances Farm at James River Correctional Facility in Virginia took in two Thoroughbreds that had been seized in an Orange County Sheriff’s raid. These two horses – “To Clem” and “Oligopolist” – have made an incredible comeback and, in the process, sent us all a […]

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TRF Mourns Passing Of ‘Dinny’ Phipps

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is saddened to hear of the passing of Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps on April 6. The longtime head of The Jockey Club, the leader of one of racing’s more enduring and influential family-owned racing and breeding stables and a staunch supporter of the TRF, Phipps was 75 years old. Phipps […]

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Award of merit goes to TRF’s John Evans

by Susan Salk, Off Track Thoroughbreds LEXINGTON, Ky.—Thoroughbred Charities of America has named John Evans as its first TCA Award of Merit recipient of 2016. Evans was presented with the award in front of 400 guests at the 54th annual Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association gala held in Ocala, Fla. March 14. The award […]

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