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TRF Announced Racehorse Retirement, Retraining, and Adoption Program

Organizations from every aspect of the New York Thoroughbred industry have come together to support a new program created by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to provide retirement options and second careers for horses racing at New York Racing Association tracks.

Jockey Club Round Table

Jockey Club Round Table focuses on medication, equine welfare

TRF Files Suit for Slander and Libel

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation filed suit in Manhattan state Supreme Court on Thursday against Frederick A. Terry Jr., of counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell, in his capacity as executor of the Paul Mellon Estate.

View: TRF, Suffolk Downs, Fields Family Foundation

TRF, Suffolk Downs, Fields Family Foundation


View: Wild Eyed Dreamer Gets A New Home

Wild Eyed Dreamer Gets A New Home

Wild Eyed Dreamer was bred in Florida by Gilbert G. Campbell. A foal of 2003, he is by West Acre out of Classic Dancer by Sovereign Dancer. He won seven races with lifetime earnings of $166,915, including the Longfellow Stakes at Monmouth Park as a four-year-old.

Industry Groups Announce Pledges to TRF

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and many members of the Jockeys’ Guild who ride at its three racetracks, along with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) and The Jockey Club, have jointly pledged more than $100,000 in financial support in 2009 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF),

NYRA adopts anti-slaughter policy

The New York Racing Association is taking a stand against horse slaughter. Officials with the organization on Thursday announced they have adopted a new policy through which the association will permanently revoke stalls provided to any horse owner or trainer found to have directly or indirectly sold a horse for slaughter.

Riding With Dorothy

Plan to save old Illinois race horses would help rehabilitate felons

COLLINSVILLE — Lanny Brooks watched his wife, Janice, find homes around the country for retired or injured Thoroughbreds from Fairmount Park Race Track and had an idea to save even more in an unusual way.

TRF forms National Equine Veterinary Alliance

Lexington, Kentucky (May 26, 2011) — The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is proud to announce the formation of the National Equine Veterinary Alliance, consisting of professionals who have agreed to provide pro bono veterinary care to Thoroughbred ex-racehorses from non-profit organizations that have been registered with, and approved by, the TRF.


James River Announces “2011 TRF Winners Circle Award” Honorees

Authors and Publisher of Secretariat’s Meadow Recognized for Extraordinary Contributions to Thoroughbred Aftercare

The Jockey Club Renews Retirement Program

The Jockey Club is once again offering owners and breeders the opportunity to contribute, through a voluntary checkoff program, to Thoroughbred aftercare programs at the time they register their foals in 2010, it was announced Jan. 5 by James Gagliano, president of The Jockey Club.

Trainer Rewards Program

BOSTON Horse trainers can now contribute to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) through the Trainer Rewards Program, a special arrangement among Suffolk Downs, Dodge Grain, and Cargills Nutrena brand. The Trainer Rewards Program is available for horse trainers at Suffolk Downs Race Track who purchase designated Nutrena feeds from Dodge Grain, a retailer based in Salem, N.H.

TRF Loses Friend, Ipswich Horse World Loses Longtime Leader

Longtime Ipswich resident Donald Little, 77, died this week from injuries suffered in a fall from his horse

Seeking The Money

In horse racing, as in other endeavors, there are big victories and small victories. The big victories include winning a Breeders Cup or Triple Crown race, or being selected for an Eclipse Award. The small victories are another story. Most of them take place behind the scenes, and few are noticed by those not directly involved.

Art at the Barn

trf_button_boxed.jpgJoin the TRF for our 5th Annual Art at the Barn Art Auction and Sale

Sunday, October 2nd 3-7 PM

The Black Barn – James Madison’s Montpelier

Find great art pieces along with food, wine, and music


Florida Derby Festival Kickoff

From Rags To Riches

Former Center Brook horse adopted.

Hay Now: Bad Weather Drives Up Costs for Farms…

From Hurricane Irene’s impact on the East Coast to Texas’s worst-ever drought, drastic weather conditions this year have presented unique challenges to farms across the country. Many operations are feeling the pinch in the form of rising hay prices.

Jockey Club Continues Support for TRF

Life After the Finish Line: Foundations Struggle to Pay for Thoroughbred Retirement

National program benefits inmates, horses

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has helped thousands of retired racehorses nationwide and has made a positive influence on the lives of the horses and those individuals taking care of them. South Carolina has partnered with the national agency to provide a safe haven for these horses.

Prison Inmates Operate Horse Rescue Farm

Program helps inmates find jobs in the horse industry

Racing Legends Visit Inmates

Second Chance Farm

You are Cordially Invited to Attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Second Chance Farm

Second Chances

View: Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga

Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga

The Inaugural Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga will take place on Saturday, September 15, and benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Saratoga Bridges.

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Names New CEO

Lexington, Kentucky (May 10, 2011) — The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) today announced the appointment of Rob Hinkle as Chief Executive Officer. Hinkle will be based in Lexington, Kentucky and his appointment is effective immediately

Thoroughbred retirement program still going strong

Thoroughbreds Helping Fort Lauderdale Police


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) announced today the unanimous election of Michael Lakow to its Board of Directors.

TRF-MMSC Announces Independent Status

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center Announce Independent Status for Premier Reschooling and Adoption Facility

Writing a horse


August 8, 2011) The August 7 Gala drew over 600 guests and was the largest and most well-attended event of the Saratoga season. The evening set records for attendance and auction gross proceeds for the TRF, at $472,000. Additional revenues were raised from ticket sales and sponsorships.

Donation Provides Veterinary Care Fund

June 18, 2012  –  The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation  announced today, a gift of $74,000 from the Social Visionary Fund, a foundation established by Sophie Stenbeck.  Stenbeck, a lifelong horse lover who has been a donor to TRF, wished to ensure that the TRF be able to provide all of its horses the vet care they need.

TRF Golf Outing: Thank you to everyone involved!

For making TRF’s First Annual Golf Outing a success! It was a beauftiful day for golf and everyone had a great time. Thanks again to our many sponsors and to beautiful Saratoga National Golf Club for the perfect venue.

Antiques, Art & Jewelry Show –  July 27 – 29

The TRF is delighted to have been chosen as the local charitable partner and beneficiary for the Saratoga Springs Antiques, Art & Jewelry Show, July 27 – 29.  Over 60 vendors will be offering fine art, jewelry, furniture, oriental carpets, silver, ceramics, pediod accessories, and more.  The show features a special equestrian exhibit, as well.

Saratoga Gala Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the 2012 Saratoga Gala are on sale and going fast!  Please support the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Saratoga Gala on August 5 at 6:30 PM at the Saratoga City Center.




run_for_horses_logo.jpgThe 2012 Run for the Horses

Sunday, August 26

The 3rd Annual Run for the Horses 5K returns to the Orenda Pavilion at the Saratoga Spa State Park.