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Trainer Ron Spatz Recalls Memories Of ‘Quirky’ Multiple Stakes Winner Carterista

Memories of the success and good times he had enjoyed while training Carterista came flooding back to Ron Spatz this week when the veteran South Florida trainer learned of the multiple graded-stakes winner’s passing at the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) facility in Ocala, FL. The popular Carterista ruled the turf in South Florida in […]

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Equine Veterinarian Nicholas Meittinis Joins TRF Board

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has announced the addition of Dr. Nicholas Meittinis, DVM, to its Board of Directors. Meittinis is a Maryland-based equine veterinarian who is the President of the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV). The TRF Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to save Thoroughbred horses no longer […]

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Saratoga’s Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Fundraiser Set For Aug. 20

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s [TRF] BBQ At The Barn fundraiser is slated for Tuesday, August 20 from 6-9 p.m. at The Saratoga Winery located on Route 29 in Saratoga Springs. The TRF, now in its 36th year, is the world’s largest equine sanctuary. Founded in 1983, the TRF cares for horses retired from racing with […]

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TRF Star Quick Call Honored On Opening Weekend At Saratoga

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will participate in the opening day celebrations at Saratoga Race Course on July 11, 2019 at the NYRA Community Booth.  TRF will be honoring Quick Call, a much-loved TRF retiree and herd ambassador, who was known at Saratoga as the ‘horse for the course’ and who celebrated his 35th birthday […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Asked To Remove Horses From Montpelier

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Montpelier Foundation, a nonprofit founded with the goal of transforming and stewarding James Madison’s 2,650-acre estate, have split ways–and not amicably. The Montpelier Foundation housed TRF horses on its Virginia acreage since 2003. The formal statement of the termination of the lease agreement was announced by Dennis Kernahan, […]

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TRF Launches ‘Dyer Blackburn Fund’ In Honor Of Retiring Farm Manager

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fund dedicated to the care of the horses that reside at the TRF Second Chances Program at Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, KY, currently home to 58 rescued and retired Thoroughbred racehorses. The “Dyer Blackburn Fund” is named after longtime farm […]

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TRF ‘Steps Up’ In Collaborative Effort To Rescue Four Neglected Horses

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, working in partnership with the authorities and several other horse rescue organizations, has taken in four horses from an equine neglect case in New York’s Hudson Valley. TRF was alerted to this large-scale rescue in early March and responded immediately. In a collaborative effort with ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption, New York Thoroughbred […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Present ’35 Years Of Second Chances’ At The American Correctional Association Winter Conference

On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental trade association and accrediting body for the corrections industry, the oldest and largest such association in the world. Superintendent Catherine […]

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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Host A “Maryland Friends of TRF – Day At The Races”

On Sunday, October 21, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host a “Maryland Friends of the TRF – Day at the Races” at Laurel Park to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the world’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred rescue organization and the success of the TRF Second Chances Program located at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility […]

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‘Hay, Oats & Spaghetti’: TRF’s Annual Saratoga Event Scheduled For July 23

“Hay, Oats & Spaghetti,” the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s popular kickoff party to the Saratoga racing season, will celebrate its sixth anniversary in a new location – the Saratoga Automobile Museum – on Monday, July 23. Located next to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in the Saratoga State Park, the Automobile Museum provides a bigger venue […]

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