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Barbeque at the Barn

June 22nd, 2022

If you are looking for a fun way to support aftercare, mark your calendars for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Barbeque at the Barn to be held at the Saratoga Winery on Tuesday, August 23. 

In addition to delicious food, the event will feature family friendly activities, music, and silent auction items along with special guests. Click here to learn more!

New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show

June 16th, 2022

We are pleased to share the overwhelming success of New Vocations' All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, Presented by Iris Smith Stables, LLC, held in Aiken, South Carolina, earlier this month. In its second year, the show nearly doubled the number of horses competing and raised more than $150,000. All proceeds from the event will go directly to support New Vocations’ efforts to rehab, retrain, and rehome retiring racehorses. Click here to learn more about the event.

For more information on how you can support New Vocations, visit their website at

Patch & Stormy Liberal

June 7th, 2022

Spend some time with multiple graded stakes placed Patch and 2018 Champion Turf Male Stormy Liberal, now pensioners at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky, in this 2020 virtual tour.

For more information on both horses, check out their bios on Old Friends' website, where you can also discover various ways to engage with and support Old Friends' mission to provide a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds after their careers in racing and breeding. 


May 26th, 2022

Enjoy our final installment of the season of #ThoroughbredAftercareThursday on Foal Patrol in partnership with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance:

Meet Secret Deployment. Despite being the son of the Eclipse award winner Midshipman, “Ivan” showed little interest in racing. Luckily, Nelda Kettles of TAA-Accredited Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation knew there was another career out there for the young Thoroughbred. After spending some time with trainer Jamie Jennings, Ivan has now found his forever home with Jessica Troup, who is more than happy to let young Ivan dictate where they go next! Click below to read more of their story.