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.
Building on the success of the 20th Anniversary TRF Blackburn Horse Show hosted in 2019, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Blackburn Correctional Complex (BCC) will host the TRF Blackburn 2020 Horse Show virtually for the first time ever.
Celebrating the history and leadership of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) as the oldest and largest charity dedicated to the welfare of Thoroughbred racehorses no longer able to compete on the racetrack, the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to open a new exhibit focused on the TRF Second Chances program.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) introduced its first-ever partnership with a Department of Juvenile Justice program with a virtual "launch event" on February 23rd. Presented by StreamHorseTV, the TRF and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice introduce the new TRF Second Chances Juvenile Program at CSI-Ocala to a national audience.
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