Aug 24 (Tuesday): TRF BBQ at the Barn
August 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating the Horses at the Heart of Summer in Saratoga!
A Family-friendly evening of fun, food, friends and fundraising for the horses of the TRF Herd.
About the BBQ:
Returning after a “year unlike any other”, the 2021 TRF BBQ at the Barn will provide an opportunity for everyone who cares about the horses, the programs and the mission of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to come together, once again, to celebrate Summer in Saratoga.
Set in the beautiful event barn and backyard at the Saratoga Winery, this casual, family-friendly BBQ will include a delicious BBQ meal, cash bar and specialty cocktails, miniature ponies, music, games & activities for the kids, raffle baskets, silent auction items, book signings by Chris Brown, author of “Roll Cyrus Roll”, and Donna Brothers, author of “Inside Track“, and the chance to meet and visit with Racing Celebrities who believe in the power of “Saving Horses and Changing Lives”. Fun & relaxing – that’s our goal!
This event sold out in 2019 and we’re excited to welcome everyone back – bigger and better than ever – in 2021!
We welcome sponsorship support from all our friends of the herd (near and far). Options range from $150 to $5000, and every gift makes a difference. Click here to see sponsor levels & benefits.
Tickets Available – Buy Yours Today!
$45 Per Person. Pre-sale only! No tickets at the door on 8/24.
One ticket includes full meal:
Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken with Classic BBQ and House Jalapeno Moonshine Sauce on the side Salt Potatoes, Baked Beans & Coleslaw. Apple Cobbler for Dessert.
Beverages not included. Children 4 and younger are free.
Event Sponsors – Thank you!
Venue Host: The Saratoga Winery
Meet our Herd Ambassadors!
We are honored to count the following Racing Celebrities among our amazing Herd Ambassadors. These wonderful individuals believe in the TRF, our mission, our horses and our ability to “Save Horses and Save Lives” and we are delighted to have them join us at the BBQ to meet our “friends of the herd” in a fun and festive Saratoga summer setting.
- NYRA/ Fox Sports Analyst, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley
- Capital OTB Host, Seth Merrow
- NYRA/ Fox Sports Analyst, Acacia Courtney
- Hall of Fame Jockey and Host of ExactaBox, Ramon Dominguez
- In the Money Media Host & Founder, Peter Thomas Fornatale
- Former NYRA Race Caller Tom Durkin
- Racing Analyst & Retired Jockey Donna Brothers
- NYRA/ Fox Sports Handicapping Analyst, Jonathon Kinchen
- …and more to be announced!