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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 ADDS NOTED MARYLAND VETERINARIAN, DR. NICHOLAS MEITTINIS, TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nicholas Meittinis, DVM to the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.  Dr. Meittinis is a Maryland-based equine veterinarian who is the President of the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV). The TRF Board provides leadership for carrying out the […]

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Hall of Fame Jockey, Ramon Dominguez, serves as Honorary Chair to support Rescue and Retirement of Ex-Racehorses at 10th Annual 5K Run for the Horses

More than 300 runners, walkers and their canine companions will join former racehorses to participate in the 10th Annual Run/Walk for the Horses 5K on Saturday, August 31st at the Orenda Pavilion in Saratoga Spa State Park. The event, which features a sanctioned 5K and ½ mile Kids’ Fun Run, is designed to raise awareness […]

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TRF’s Upcoming events are the August Places to Be!

To many, Saratoga is still “The August Place to Be,” and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has several upcoming Saratoga events where racing fans and horse enthusiasts “must be” during the summer racing season. TRF will host its first “Summer BBQ at the Barn” fundraiser on Tuesday, August 20, at The Saratoga Winery, 462 Rt. […]

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JONATHON KINCHEN AND PETER THOMAS FORNATALE, CO-HOSTS OF THE IN THE MONEY PLAYERS PODCAST, LAUNCH “GUMBO FOR THE HORSES” TO BENEFIT THE THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION

On Tuesday, July 30, the first “Gumbo for the Horses” event will take place from 5:00 – 8:00pm at Racing City Brewing Co located at 250 Excelsior Avenue.  This is a new benefit event in Saratoga Springs, hosted by the In the Money podcast team, designed to bring together horse-racing fans and to raise awareness […]

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TRF CO-HOSTS BOOK LAUNCH OF “RACING TIME – A MEMOIR OF LOVE, LOSS AND LIBERATION” WITH PATRICK SMITHWICK

Son of A.P. Smithwick releases his third in trilogy and shares proceeds with Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) On Thursday, July 25, the TRF will co-host a cocktail reception, reading, and book signing at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame with author Patrick Smithwick as he launches his new book Racing Time: A […]

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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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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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