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Run for the Horses

Our annual Run for the Horses is back again to support the Saratoga RACE Coalition. The certified 5k course, which begins at the Orenda Pavilion at Saratoga State Park winds its way through the beautiful scenery. There will be refreshments provided, and prizes in all race divisions. A kids 1/2 mile fun run kicks off […]

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David Cassidy Band & Special Guests

Please join us as we celebrate the life of David Cassidy with a night of music, fun, and friends. When: Tuesday, August 14th time TBD Where: Horseshoe Inn in Saratoga Springs; who has graciously donated the venue!! Proceeds to benefit a cause close to David Cassidy’s heart- The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Tickets: $50 Any help […]

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6th Annual Hay Oats and Spaghetti

Mama Mia’s Giuseppe and Laurie are  “driving” us to a new location at the Saratoga Automobile Museum!! Monday, July 23, 2018 Buffet served from 6-9pm Saratoga Automobile Museum 110 Avenue of the Pines- Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Ticket Price: $100 The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation invites you to join us for a casual dinner with friends […]

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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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Derby Party at The Meadow Event Park

The TRF James River Kentucky Derby Party at The Meadow will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Ticket Price is $75 per person and you may purchase tickets at http://www.jamesriverhorses.org/. Proceeds will benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River and The Meadow Barn Fund.

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No Complaints

Vandalia Second Chances Program, IL: Bay gelding with 83 starts – foaled in 1995. Earnings: $219,340.0 No Complaints whose barn name is Nukums is a gentle giant of a gelding. He towers over his herd like a majestic ruler, despite his size he is easier on handlers than most horses half his size . Occasionally he will return to […]

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Habby’s Appeal

Vandalia Second Chances Program, IL: Habby is an elegant, energetic mare. She frequently competes in friendly races with the older horses in her herd. Habbys graceful free flowing stride invokes visions of a more youthful horse than she is. Second Chance program participants who are willing to put in a little extra effort and patience find will overcome […]

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