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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 […]

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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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Call-to-Post Open House

Meet 5 retired racehorses at the TRF Summer Farm Open Barn! Go to right where the driveway splits and go to the big red barn in the back.  You will see us ! Spend some time on the farm and meet the 5 equine ambassadors of the TRF herd:  Bold Mon, Dusk to Dawn, Blown […]

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Meet Retired Racehorses at Open Barn for Saratoga’s “Call to the Post” Celebration

Saratoga Springs, NY– The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is excited to be participating in the “Call to the Post” celebration in partnership with Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce to kick off racing season. On Thursday July 19, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, TRF will host an “Open Barn” where visitors may meet retired racehorses and explore the barn. […]

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TRF Horses to Summer at Saratoga

FIVE EQUINE AMBASSADORS ARRIVE AT THE “TRF SUMMER FARM @SARATOGA” Saratoga Springs, NY– Saratoga is the summer place to be, and this year the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host five of their retired Thoroughbred racehorses at a local farm to serve as ambassadors representing the organization’s herd of 750 former racehorses across the country.  […]

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Maryland Open Barn

Meet the Horses at Central Maryland Correctional Facility Meet and Greet Ex-Racehorses and Barn Manager Sarah Stein Tour the Barn  Fun Children’s Activities Feeding treats and petting the horses Crafts table and other games Hot dogs and hamburgers Baked goods Silent Auction

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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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