The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host its first annual “Summer Night BBQ at the Barn” fundraiser on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at The Saratoga Winery, in the newly constructed event barn. The barbeque will feature good old-fashioned BBQ fare; including home smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, and locally made pies from Mourningkill Bake Shop. Proceeds from the event will benefit the recent rescues as well as the hundreds of TRF horses in the organization’s national herd.

This casual family-friendly event will include live acoustic music by Jeff Walton, a basket raffle, photo opportunities and a silent auction.  Meet two of our “Herd Ambassadors” who will also be on site for photos and treats!  Guest are encouraged to wear their favorite jeans, cowboy boots and hats! 

The equine ambassadors are the organization’s newest rescues from a recent neglect case. They have been residing at the TRF’s Saratoga Summer Farm since early spring. The four Thoroughbreds; Joey, Ice, Candy and Emmy, have adjusted well to their new Saratoga home and are recovering nicely and may be ready for adoption by the end of the summer.

Tickets for the TRF’s “Summer BBQ at the Barn” are $30 for adults; $15 for youth over 12 and children 8 and under are admitted free.  Cash bar will be available. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the TRF at (518) 226-0028 or by visiting the TRF website at

TRF thanks the early sponsors for supporting the BBQ event: Walter S. Borisenok Family Foundation, Adirondack Trust Company, New York State Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund Corporation, Saratoga Strategic Partners and venue host, Saratoga Winery. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, please follow this link for information: