The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host a re-imagined “TRF BBQ at the Barn” summer fundraiser on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at The Saratoga Winery.  This year’s BBQ will be carry-out with a twist!  Guests will drive thru the grounds to enjoy a TRF “Experience” with miniature ponies, racing celebrities, goodies for the kids, and a special appearance by Joey, the TRF Herd Ambassador, who will be returning to Saratoga from the TRF Second Chances Program at Wallkill.  The event will feature BBQ from Barnsider BBQ in Lake George; a TRF Specialty cocktail created by the Winery; and locally made pies from Mourningkill Bake Shop.  Items will be individually ordered online for carryout (only). Proceeds from the event will benefit the hundreds of TRF horses in the organization’s national herd.

“We are thrilled to be able to welcome back the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation for their summer fundraiser this year” shared Amy Greth, Event Director at The Saratoga Winery. “Last year’s BBQ was a great success for the foundation and we are honored they chose us to host again. It has been very exciting working with TRF over the past few months to come up with creative ways to keep the momentum going. We look forward to hosting this event to benefit retired racehorses.” The Saratoga Winery is located at 462 NY-29 in Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Out of town supporters may contribute directly to the care of the 500+ horses of the TRF by purchasing Online Raffle Tickets, sponsorship packages and/or bales of hay or bags of grain for the horses in lieu of (or in addition to) a carryout meal.

Tickets and donation options available by visiting the TRF website at