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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Celebrates 35 years of Saving Thoroughbred Racehorses

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the world’s largest equine sanctuary.  The mission of the TRF, founded in 1983, is to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. TRF has saved more than 5,000 horses, and it currently cares for over […]

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Pikulski to Leave TRF at Month’s End

Diana Pikulski will leave her position as National Director of Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Endowment Development at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at the end of February, the TRF announced today. Pikulski has served in various management roles since the organization’s founding 35 years ago. “The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and its mission have been, and […]

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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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TRF welcomes new Board Members

The  Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation welcomes new members to the Board of Directors SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello and Erin Birkenhauer. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission […]

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Penny Chenery, a champion for TRF horses

Penny Chenery, a bold innovator and visionary was a cherished friend and founding member of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.  The TRF offers its condolences to her family and its deepest gratitude to Penny for her years of kindness and generosity to the TRF and its horses. Though Secretariat has long since passed, he may now […]

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TRF Says Goodbye to The Optimist

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation sadly said goodbye to The Optimist, age 29, (Horatius – More Memories, by Buffalo Lark) last week on the eve of his 22nd anniversary at the TRF.  The Optimist passed away peacefully due the infirmities of old age. His caretaker of 22 years, Andre Wheeler, was at […]

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Don’t Quit Dreaming

“Dreamer” came to TRF just recently through a network of concerned horse loving citizens and even some help from a former trainer who remembered him well.  At 6 years old, he is the youngest member of the herd at the TRF’s Second Chances facility at Sykesville Correctional facility.   This bay gelding is a Kentucky bred […]

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