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Virginia Thoroughbred Project Adopts Horses From TRF VA Facility

The Virginia Thoroughbred Project (VTP) has adopted 41 horses from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Montpelier Farm in Orange County, VA. Established in 2003, the TRF Montpelier program has retrained and rehomed dozens of retired Thoroughbred racehorses; it also provides sanctuary for horses that cannot have a viable athletic career. VTP is led by President Sue […]

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TRF’s Online Holiday Auction Offering Halters From 2019 Triple Crown Race Winners

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) annual Holiday Online Auction will feature halters from 2019 Triple Crown Race winners, along with many other one-of-a-kind items. This past year was one of the most memorable years for the Triple Crown races: A riveting Kentucky Derby, a runaway horse at the Preakness and a long-shot for the Belmont–what […]

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Despite Lack Of On-Track Success, New York-Bred Dusk to Dawn Has Changed Lives In Second Career

A shared love for horses between a father and his young daughter would bloom again years later when Heather Rio adopted Dusk to Dawn – a former competitor on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit –  through the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) in the summer of 2018. The New York-bred, who is now known […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits 40 Organizations In 2019

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 40 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation effective immediately. The list of 40 organizations includes 32 that were reaccredited and eight that received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting body in Thoroughbred aftercare, now has a network of 74 organization with approximately 160 […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Hosting Nov. 6 Horse Show At Blackburn Correctional Complex

On November 6, 2019 the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will celebrate the twentieth year of the national organization’s internationally acclaimed Second Chances Program implementation at the Blackburn Correctional Complex. The TRF-Blackburn 20th Anniversary Horse Show will shine the spotlight on the extraordinary two-decade long partnership between the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Blackburn Correctional […]

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TRF Says Goodbye To Longtime Resident Quick Call

Quick Call was humanely euthanized on Tuesday, October 8 at the age of 35 due to the infirmities of old age. Foaled in 1984, Quick Call was the oldest horse in the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s herd of 650 horses. In his lifetime he was a successful racehorse, then a riding horse and finally arrived at […]

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TRF Fan Favorite Carterista Passes Away At 30

Carterista loved Florida and loved to be first, so it was fitting that he was the first horse to arrive at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Farm at the Lowell Correctional Facility near Ocala, FL, when it opened nearly 20 years ago. It was an important role, as this was the first time that […]

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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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