fb twitter insta     donate
Chelsea O'Reilly, Author at Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation - Page 5 of 5Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Author Archive: Chelsea O'Reilly

South Carolina girl donates birthday gifts to retired racehorses

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) – On her 11th birthday, Amber Meeker could have gotten gifts to enjoy herself. But instead, she gave her gifts to retired racehorses waiting for permanent homes.
“God has blessed me with so many things,” she said. “I thought, ‘Why not just give back? Help the animals?’ Because they’re so sweet and I didn’t really need anything else.”

Continue Reading

Foods of Anne Burrell raises over 200k

Reprinted with permission from the TDN – The Foods of Anne Burrell, a fundraising gala for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in Saratoga Springs Sunday night, raised over $200,000 for the charity which places retired racehorses in second careers and in pioneering programs at correctional facilities in nine states. The evening’s highlight–-other than the outstanding food […]

Continue Reading

TRF says Goodbye To Saratoga Character

Saratoga Character out-lived the odds and the neglect of people who thought nothing of racing an injured horse every six to nine days. Fortunately, he found someone to look out for him and he was eventually able to spend a happy life at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances farm at the Blackburn Correctional Complex. […]

Continue Reading

Ex-groom Mojo Wallner a sponsor of Quite Rightly

by Francis LaBelle The former West Coast groom has never met the former East Coast racehorse. But Bill “Mojo” Wallner and Quite Rightly, respectively, have already done a lot of good for one another. As a Father’s Day gift from his wife, Barbara, Wallner recently received a Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation sponsorship for 17-year-old Quite Rightly, […]

Continue Reading

TRF and local Saratoga racehorse welfare organizations unite on “5K Run/Walk for the Horses”

Saratoga Springs, NY- The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has expanded the mission of its annual 5K Run/Walk for the Horses to support all local racehorse welfare organizations. The Sixth Annual Run for the Horses, which has been selected as a Saratoga Centennial Event, will be held Saturday morning, September 5, 2015 at the Orenda Pavilion […]

Continue Reading

These Horses Give Prisoners a Second Chance

Published on Jun 22, 2015
Some inmates in the Maryland state prison system are hoping to make their lives after prison better by working with retired racehorses. The prisoners benefit from learning new skills as well as the compassion and patience it takes to work with the horses. Studies have shown that programs like these help decrease the likelihood that an inmate will return to prison.
PRODUCER/EDITOR: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo
VIDEOGRAPHERS: Kathryn Carlson and Gabriella Garcia-Pardo

Watch Video