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Author Archive: Kylie Bissell

“Blackburn Fund” launched to honor longtime TRF 2nd Chances Program Director

Lexington, KY– The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fund dedicated to the care of the horses that reside at the TRF Second Chances Program at Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, KY, currently home to 58 rescued and retired Thoroughbred racehorses. The “Blackburn Fund” is named after , […]

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Inaugural DerbyWars Charity Tournament raises more than $3,800 to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

On Saturday April 20, 2019 an innovative partnership between DerbyWars online contests and the In the Money Players’ (ITM) Podcast resulted in an extraordinary celebration of the horses at the heart of the Thoroughbred racing industry.  A total of 118 individuals participated in the first edition of the DerbyWars Charity Tournament to benefit the Thoroughbred […]

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TRF joins Collaborative Effort to Rescue Neglected Racehorses in New York

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, working in partnership with the authorities and several other horse rescue organizations, has taken in four horses from an equine neglect case in New York’s Hudson Valley. TRF was alerted to this large-scale rescue in early March and responded immediately. In a collaborative effort with ReRun Thoroughbred […]

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Meet Retired Racehorses at Open Barn for Saratoga’s “Call to the Post” Celebration

Saratoga Springs, NY– The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is excited to be participating in the “Call to the Post” celebration in partnership with Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce to kick off racing season. On Thursday July 19, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, TRF will host an “Open Barn” where visitors may meet retired racehorses and explore the barn. […]

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TRF Horses to Summer at Saratoga

FIVE EQUINE AMBASSADORS ARRIVE AT THE “TRF SUMMER FARM @SARATOGA” Saratoga Springs, NY– Saratoga is the summer place to be, and this year the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host five of their retired Thoroughbred racehorses at a local farm to serve as ambassadors representing the organization’s herd of 750 former racehorses across the country.  […]

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Second Chance Farm: Four broken men, six discarded racehorses, one place saving them

Originally published in the Washington Post by Petula Dvorak Columnist May 17 at 12:05 PM Email the author Horses get walked at Second Chance Farm in Syksville, Md., which rescues retired racehorses destined for slaughterhouses and offers prison inmates the opportunity to take care of them. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) Or maybe for any species. As the crowds in […]

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Youthful Haney Oversees Exciting Times at Vandalia

By Francis LaBelle Just over a year ago, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Program at the Vandalia Correctional Facility in Illinois received a $5,000 grant from the Illinois Equine Industry Research and Promotion Board (IEIRPB). That was only the start of exciting times for Vandalia, home to 21 former racehorses and the 10 inmates […]

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Thrilled Flossie

Wallkill Second Chances Program, NY: Flossie is a sweet 19 year old bay mare who was rescued from the kill pen by a group of concerned horse lovers. She came to TRF underweight but quickly recovered and is now beautiful and healthy.

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