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Author Archive: Kylie Bissell

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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May is Horse Sponsorship Month at TRF

To celebrate 35 years of providing sanctuary for former racehorses, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is kicking off its 35 sponsors for 35 years horse sponsorship campaign, which launches Monday, May 1. Each day for the month of May, a horse in need of a sponsor will be featured in the media and donors will […]

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TRF Online Holiday Auction a Treat for Racing Fans

The  Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation launches Annual Holiday Auction Saratoga Springs, NY – Items celebrating the careers of such Thoroughbred racing legends as Penny Chenery and the iconic Secretariat, as well as collectible items of notable race horses such as Songbird, Miss Temple City and Empire Maker will be offered during the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Third […]

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