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Saving horses. Saving lives. 

Most Thoroughbred rescue groups retrain and swiftly adopt out horses for a fee, but the TRF focuses our primary efforts on former racehorses whose racing-related injuries have left them best suited to a quiet life at pasture.

Many of these horses are an integral part of our correctional facility-based vocational training programs in equine care and stable management.  Through this unique partnership, incarcerated men and women learn important lessons in compassion and responsibility as well as a useful trade while the horses receive the quality hands-on care they deserve. We currently care for hundreds of equine residents and most will live happily into their 20’s and 30’s.  


The TRF receives no government funding and there are no rules that require the racing industry to support its retirees.  Our Thoroughbreds are 100% dependent on the generosity of private donors like you.


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Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of someone special and sponsorships make a unique and meaningful gift as well.



Send a check by mail:

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
P.O. Box 834
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Make A Gift By Phone:

Call (518) 226-0028.  We accept all major credit cards.


A few recent notes from our supporters:

  • “From now on I’m sending you any profit I make from horse wagers.  I just can’t profit off the suffering of these fine animals.  Keep up the good work.” – Dave, Massachusetts
  • “Your work with retired racehorses makes my life as an owner/breeder possible.  I especially thank all of you for this.” – Adele, Kentucky
  • Thank you for taking care of these poor horses when their “use” is done.  They deserve dignity. — Carol and Jim, New York
  • We hear that you do great things!  Glad to be able to help. — Ted and Sheila, Virginia

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Your contribution is tax-deductible. A copy of the foundation’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.