The  Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation launches Annual Holiday Auction

Saratoga Springs, NY – Items celebrating the careers of such Thoroughbred racing legends as Penny Chenery and the iconic Secretariat, as well as collectible items of notable race horses such as Songbird, Miss Temple City and Empire Maker will be offered during the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Third Annual Online Holiday Auction that begins Thursday, November 23rd at 7:00pm, concluding Sunday, December 3rd at 10:00pm (EST). Check back often as we will be adding items throughout the week.

The auction will not only will benefit the horses in the TRF herd, but will make holiday shopping for racing fans that much easier. All auction items have been donated to the TRF and proceeds from the auction will benefit the TRF’s herd of former racehorses. To buy or browse simply go to the following link:

Auction items include halters worn by iconic horses like Irish War Cry and Union Rags, as well as several unique items, such as Secretariat’s Belmont racing identification package from 1974, commemorative racing pins, programs and racing whips.
The TRF will gladly accepted donated items for the auction until November 27th. For inquiries about the auction, please contact Jennifer Stevens, Director of Development at

About TRF: Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is a national organization devoted to saving Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete at the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. As the oldest Thoroughbred rescue in the country, the TRF provides sanctuary to retired Thoroughbreds throughout their lifetime and rehabilitates and retrains sound horses for second careers.

Best known for its pioneering TRF Second Chances program, the organization provides incarcerated individuals with vocational training through its accredited equine care and stable management program. At nine state correctional facilities in nine states this program offers second careers to its horses and a second chance at life for inmates upon release from prison.

In addition to TRF Second Chances Program, the organization cares for horses at farms across the country and is funded entirely by private donations. The TRF is accredited by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. For more information on our organization go to:

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