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Weir Replaces Pikulski As Director of Giving At TRF

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has named Kimberly Weir as its Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, effective May 1. Weir replaces Diana Pikulski, who retired earlier this year after more than three decades with the TRF. “We are very happy to have Kim on board with the TRF,” said John Roche, Chief Executive Officer […]

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35-Year Veteran Pikulski Stepping Down At Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Diana Pikulski will leave her position as National Director of Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Endowment Development at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at the end of February, the TRF announced today. Pikulski has served in various management roles since the organization’s founding 35 years ago. “The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and its mission have been, and […]

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Chuck Borell Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty Charges

Larry Catlett, attorney for Charles “Chuck” Borell, entered a plea of not guilty to 43 counts of second-degree animal cruelty in the Mercer County District Court on Monday, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. Borell was charged in June, when the horses were found to be abandoned on a Mercer County farm. State officials noted that three […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Changing The World One Horse At A Time

It’s truly amazing what a single person can accomplish when they really set their mind to something. Sometimes an individual’s unwavering dedication to what they believe is right can change the world. In the case of psychologist Michelle “Shelley” Blodgett, her dedication to what she felt was the right thing to do will soon change […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Launches Annual Hay Drive

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation officially launches its annual TRF Hay Drive this week. Started in 2008, the annual TRF Hay Drive campaign is essential to help the TRF meet its annual hay costs of more than $200,000.  This year, the theme “Hay! It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”  has already taken off with an […]

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Attorney General Drops Case Against Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

From Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (“TRF”) is pleased to announce that today the New York Attorney General has discontinued its long-pending case against the TRF. The complaint was dismissed “with prejudice”, meaning that the allegations of the complaint can never be asserted against the TRF again. The TRF has agreed to the […]

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Passaretti Named Director of Development at TRF

Linda J. Passaretti has been named Director of Development for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The TRF, based in Saratoga Springs, is in its 30th year of providing safe homes and re-training for former Thoroughbred racehorses. A graduate of Albany Law School, Passaretti comes to TRF from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where she served as […]

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‘Hart to Heart Fund’ provides vet care for TRF’s horses

Diana Pikulski, Director of External Affairs for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (“TRF”) announced today, a gift of $74,000 from the Social Visionary Fund, a foundation established by Sophie Stenbeck. Stenbeck, a lifelong horse lover, who has been a donor to TRF, wished to ensure that the TRF be able to provide all of its horses the vet […]

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Former board member McDonald says TRF must change or fail

Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales left the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation five years ago, but still has plenty of ideas and opinions about what the organization should be doing to alter its course. McDonald, commenting in the wake of a series of critical articles in the New York Times, says that […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: HORSE AID LIVE!

By Ray Paulick The plight of retired Thoroughbreds and other unwanted horses has really been in the spotlight this past week. The two-day Welfare and Safety Summit of the Racehorse devoted a public panel and private discussions sharing ideas and solutions to the problem. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation announced the hiring of Larry Taylor as […]

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