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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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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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Kentucky Derby Museum, TRF Resident Phantom On Tour Euthanized At 24

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Phantom on Tour, who starred as a living exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum for eight years, was euthanized Jan. 29 at the age of 24. He suffered from complications caused by equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), a neurological disease he was first diagnosed with in 2006. “Phantom was always liked by every […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Welcomes New Directors

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello and Erin Birkenhauer. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello and Erin Birkenhauer. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse […]

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Mackay Elected President And Chairman Of TRF, Roche Named CEO

Patrick H. Mackay has been elected President and Chairman of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation by the organization’s Board of Directors at their annual meeting August 8, 2017 in Saratoga Springs. Mackay succeeds Lenny Hale, who served as TRF’s Chairman, CEO and President since 2016 and stepped down due to health reasons. Hale will continue to […]

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TRF: Horses From Mercer County Abandonment Case Recovering Well

It never ceases to amaze how quickly mistreated horses can make a full comeback with patience, care and a whole lot of love. This has been true ever since the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation launched its Second Chances Program at the Wallkill Correctional Facility in New York back in 1984. That program has expanded to nine […]

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Report: Middleburg Training Center Could Be Up For Sale Again, According To TRF

Virginia’s Middleburg Training Center, which has been for sale on and off in recent years, could soon go back on the market. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation told Fauquier Times the group was given the facility by horseman Randy Rouse in December after it sat on the market for close to four years, but the aftercare organization […]

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