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TRF says Goodbye to Silver Safari

Silver Safari, a successful racehorse who became the face of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s sponsorship program, was humanely euthanized Tuesday, September 25 at the TRF’s Second Chances Farm at the Wallkill State Correctional Facility in New York. The New York-bred Northern Jove gelding was 27 and suffered from terminal cancer.   Trained for all but […]

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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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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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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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