–  One of the most anticipated events of the summer, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Barbeque at the Barn, will return as an in-person event in 2021 and will be held at the beautiful Saratoga Winery on Tuesday, August 24 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The event, which sold out in 2019, was held in drive-through format in 2020.  

Early sponsors of the event include Five College Movers, Patrick Mackay, America’s Pastime Stables and Sackatoga Stable.  

In addition to a delicious meal, the event will feature family friendly activities, music, raffle and silent auction items along with book signings by Chris Brown, author of “Roll Cyrus Roll” and award-winning broadcaster and former jockey Donna Brothers, author of “Inside Track”. There will also be guest appearances from racing celebrities including Maggie Wolfendale Morley, Acacia Courtney, Ramon Dominguez and more as well as a few special equine guests.  

 “We are so excited to welcome back so many friends of the herd to celebrate the summer at Saratoga,” said Kim Weir, Director of Major Gifts and Planning. “2020 was certainly a year unlike any other and we are so grateful for the continued support of our mission to save horses and change lives.” 

Tickets are available at www.trfinc.org/event/bbq-2021/ at a special advance price of $40 each until August 1 at which point the price increases to $45 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door the day of the event.