Retire a Horse

Unlike many equine rescue organizations, the TRF will provide lifetime care for horses who cannot be ridden due to age or infirmity.

At the Foundation’s farms, horses retired to the TRF are well-cared for and have access to pasture around the clock whenever possible.

Some go on to varied and productive post-racetrack careers. Former TRF horses have become everything from mounted police horses to polo horses to exceptional competitors in the show ring. At special reschooling facilities, former racehorses are being evaluated, rehabilitated, and retrained for private adoption. Those who cannot have a successful second career will have a home for life with the TRF.

Registered Thoroughbreds who have a race record, are free from contagious or communicable diseases, and for which private retirement is unavailable or unsuitable, may apply to the TRF. The owner of an accepted horse must submit a properly endorsed Jockey Club certificate of foal registration transferring title to the horse to the Foundation and transport the horse to the facility. A retirement fee will be requested in order to complete the retirement process.

To get started, simply fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you shortly. 

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For an application to have a horse accepted into the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, please click here: Retirement Application Form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Herd Manager, Sara Davenport at sara (at) or you may call 518-226-0028 ext 108 to have an application mailed or faxed.