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TRF joins Collaborative Effort to Rescue Neglected Racehorses in New York

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, working in partnership with the authorities and several other horse rescue organizations, has taken in four horses from an equine neglect case in New York’s Hudson Valley. TRF was alerted to this large-scale rescue in early March and responded immediately. In a collaborative effort with ReRun Thoroughbred […]

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TRF Blog (Post #3): Teeth, Hooves & Xrays!

May: The journey to health continues With the arrival of May, we said farewell to the frosty mornings at the TRF Saratoga Summer Farm and we moved forward with the next steps in the journey to health for Joey, Candyman, Iceman and Emmy… with alot of attention to the infrastructure upon which their fragile systems […]

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“Blackburn Fund” launched to honor longtime TRF 2nd Chances Program Director

Lexington, KY– The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fund dedicated to the care of the horses that reside at the TRF Second Chances Program at Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, KY, currently home to 58 rescued and retired Thoroughbred racehorses. The “Blackburn Fund” is named after , […]

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TRF Blog (Post #2): Groceries!

First things first: Food As the new members of our herd suddenly found themselves in a new home, just outside Saratoga Springs, the TRF team focused first and foremost on the most critical element in the lives of these fragile creatures lives… food. As we’ve all seen in the movies, the worst thing you can […]

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Inaugural DerbyWars Charity Tournament raises more than $3,800 to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

On Saturday April 20, 2019 an innovative partnership between DerbyWars online contests and the In the Money Players’ (ITM) Podcast resulted in an extraordinary celebration of the horses at the heart of the Thoroughbred racing industry.  A total of 118 individuals participated in the first edition of the DerbyWars Charity Tournament to benefit the Thoroughbred […]

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TRF Welcomes McLain to Board of Directors

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is pleased to announce the addition of Shon McLain, a successful financial adviser who was once part of the stable operation for Hall of Fame trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, to the organization’s Board of Directors. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to save Thoroughbred horses no […]

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“35 Years of Second Chances”

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation presents “35 Years of Second Chances” at the American Correctional Association Winter Conference (Jan 11-15, 2019) On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental […]

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Fully Charged

Foaled 2000 A very sweet mare who is a lovely copper color with lots of chrome.  She had a career ending injury after only 4 starts, so she never won a race.  She won at life though, because she gets to hang out with her herd in a huge pastures every day.  

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