Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
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. In 2023, we celebrate four decades of Saving Horses and Changing Lives with gratitude for all who have made this possible.
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 eight correctional facilities across the country, this program offers second careers to its horses and a second chance at life for the incarcerated individuals upon release from prison.
TRF cares for more than 400 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 the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and has a Platinum rating with Candid.
A portion of proceeds from TRF branded Old Smoke apparel sales will be donated on a quarterly basis to support the TRF's work: Saving Horses and Saving Lives.
Learn more at Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation