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Location: Bloomfield Farm
This summer the TRF is pleased to partner with our gracious hosts at Bloomfield Farm. Bloomfield Farm is a beautiful and busy polo barn, where our TRF horses will spend their summer in Saratoga. We ask all guests to respect the privacy of this private farm. Visits to the TRF Summer Farm are permitted during scheduled Open Barns only.
Address: 20 Bloomfield Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Open Barn Schedule
Four Mondays, listed below, during the Saratoga Meet 5:00 – 8:00pm. No Cost to Attend (Donations welcome)
- July 22 – Open Barn “Meet the TRF Rescues” (Media Night)
- July 29 – Open Barn “Welcome Racing Fans” (Handicapping 101 with Peter Thomas Fornatale, In the Money Players Podcast)
- Aug 12 – Open Barn “Thoroughbred Discovery Day!” (Family Night)
- Aug 26 – Open Barn “End of Season ‘Thank you’ Party”
- September 21 – National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Farm Tour. NOTE: Space will be limited. Call the Museum’s tour line at (518) 584-0400 ext. 120 to reserve your spot or email firstname.lastname@example.org
August 20th, 2019: SAVE THE DATE!
PLEASE JOIN US for a casual evening of FUNdraising to benefit the herd of 650 rescued Thoroughbred Racehorses we provide sanctuary to! The BBQ will be held at the new dining barn at The Saratoga Winery, just a short 10-minute drive from historic downtown Saratoga Springs. Enjoy great BBQ foods, music, basket raffles, cash bar, and more! The horses will be there, too! Our equine ambassadors will be in view and ready for petting & pictures. Sponsorships are available. Tickets are $30.00 adults, $15.00 youths, under 8 free! Tickets go quickly so reserve online soon at www.TRFinc.Org or call us at 518-226-0028.
About the TRF Summer Farm
Saratoga is the summer place to be, and again this year the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will choose some of their rescued Thoroughbred racehorses to reside at the TRF Saratoga Summer Farm for the 2019 racing season. These equine “Ambassadors” will represent the organization’s herd of 650 former racehorses to whom the TRF provides lifelong sanctuary through the network of farms located across the United States.
TRF is extremely excited about the 2019 opening of the TRF Summer Farm here in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Thoroughbred’s presence and related programs will introduce and reinforce the TRF organization and mission to the racing community, racing fans and the general public in raising awareness of the critical need and importance of Thoroughbred aftercare.
Last year’s pilot program was very successful with visits and equine interactions by senior citizen groups, families, children’s groups and racing fans. In 2019 plans, we look forward to expanding awareness via educational programs, creative events, and interaction with our noble thoroughbreds.
To accomplish this, we have developed a series of “Open Barn” programs designed to be educational, interactive and suitable for all ages. TRF staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide programs, equine therapy visits, and fundraising events.
The TRF Summer Farm will be open on July 22, July 29, August 12 and August 26 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during racing season for visitors and groups to meet the retired racehorses and explore the facilities. This is a perfect opportunity for new friends and longtime supporters of the TRF to visit the horses throughout the summer racing season.
For more information or to schedule a private, group or media visit to the TRF Saratoga Summer Farm, please sign up online or call TRF at (518) 226-0028. Because the farm is a private venue, unscheduled visits are not allowed.
Private Group Educational Visits (by request only):
With adequate planning time, the TRF welcomes the opportunity to share our horses with special groups like seniors and children who wish to learn about retired racehorses. To request a private visit and program, please complete our visit request form. A member of our staff will reply promptly and work to find a suitable date and appropriate educational program for your group. There is no fee for these private visits, but availability is limited and donations for the horses are always welcome.