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By Francis LaBelle For more than a year, participants in the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Juvenile Program in Ocala, FL, have honed their skills in tending to former racehorses. …

By Francis LaBelle A whirlwind visit to Saratoga Springs, NY did little to throw Lauren Vannucci off of her game. She handled media interview requests cheerfully, patiently, and represented herself …

Contact: Jessica Paquette  jessica@trfinc.org For Immediate Release                                                                                          STONEWARE & CO TO OFFER LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED WOODFORD RESERVE KENTUCKY DERBY 148 BOTTLE TO BENEFIT THE THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION Saratoga Springs, NY   …

Monday, February 7th 2022 For Immediate Release    Contact: Jessica Paquette jessica@thoroughhbredretirement.org                                                                 THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION’S SECOND CHANCES PROGRAM EXPANDS IN NEW YORK AT WYOMING CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN ATTICA Saratoga Springs, …

By Francis LaBelle After the challenging year that was 2020, we at TRF knew that 2021 would be another year of “new norms” and many changes to our ways of …

Tuesday, January 4th 2022                                                              Contact: Jessica Paquette Jessica@thoroughhbredretirement.org For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                              STEPHANIE BRENNAN ELECTED TO THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION BOARD Saratoga Springs, NY   – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is pleased …

Friday, October 29th 2021                                                                  Contact: Jessica Paquette For Immediate Release                                                            jessica@thoroughhbredretirement.org                                                                                          KELSEY MARSHALL HUGHES ELECTED TO THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Saratoga Springs, NY   – The Thoroughbred Retirement …

  By Francis LaBelle      Ferdinand’s Star, believed to be the last living son of 1986 Kentucky Derby winner and ’87 Horse of the Year Ferdinand, was humanely euthanized at Shoo-Fly …

By Francis LaBelle             He was called “Poorpete” at the races, “Guest of Honor” in the show ring and “TJ” at the barn.             But no matter what name he …

By Francis LaBelle             It is not an exaggeration to say that Christine Clayton went head over heels for Quick Call. In fact, as his personal exercise rider, she kept …

By Francis LaBelle             John Evans, the Equine Program Director for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Program at the Lowell Correctional Institution (LCI) in Ocala, Florida, was having a …

Virtual Live-streaming Event Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Program to the Public For Immediate Release February 18, 2021 Contact: Jennifer Stevens jennifer@thoroughbredretirement.org Ocala, FL  –  (February 23, 2021) Building on more than 35 …