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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation


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Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is a national organization devoted to saving Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete at the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. As the oldest Thoroughbred rescue in the country, the TRF provides sanctuary to retired Thoroughbreds throughout their lifetime.

Best known for its pioneering TRF Second Chances program, the organization provides incarcerated individuals with vocational training through its accredited equine care and stable management program. At seven correctional facilities across the country this program offers second careers to its horses and a second chance at life for inmates upon release from prison.

TRF cares for 650 rescued and retired Thoroughbreds at Second Chances prison farms and Sanctuary Farms across the country. The organization is funded entirely by private donations. The TRF is accredited by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and has a Platinum rating with Guide Star.

Come visit five rescued Thoroughbred racehorses residing at the TRF Saratoga Summer Farm for the racing season. These equine “Ambassadors” will represent the organization’s herd of 650 former racehorses to whom the TRF provides care and lifelong sanctuary through the network of farms and facilities located across the United States.

The Thoroughbreds come to Saratoga from the TRF’s *Second Chances program at the Wallkill NY Correctional Facility; one of 7 national TRF created, vocational programs facilities.

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