Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s BBQ fundraiser on August 20

trf-bbqThe Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s [TRF] BBQ At The Barn fundraiser is slated for Tuesday, August 20 from 6-9 p.m. at The Saratoga Winery located on Route 29 in Saratoga Springs.

The TRF, now in its 36th year, is the world’s largest equine sanctuary. Founded in 1983, the TRF cares for horses retired from racing with 650 horses located at 18 farms across nine states including New York, with seven TRF Second Chances program in partnership with correctional facilities.

All are welcome to attend the event for an opportunity to meet some of the retired Thoroughbreds, while enjoying great food and live music. Raffle and auction items include:

– Hamilton Tickets at Proctors’ Theater
– Travers’ Table for 4 – Turf Terrace
– Box Seats at Saratoga Clubhouse
– One Week at luxury condo in Vero Beach, Florida
– Nick Martinez Saratoga Racetrack Print
– Framed Anthony M. Alonso limited edition prints

Tickets for the event are $30 and available at or call 518-226-0028.

Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s mission is clear and simply stated: To save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter.

While the TRF can point with pride to its many accomplishments over the decades, the realization of the ultimate goal — saving all Thoroughbred racehorses from needless suffering or slaughter — is not yet in sight. The TRF must maintain the operating resources needed to ensure long-term continuity of care for our current retirees.

To do so, we need your help. The TRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization entirely dependent on public contributions. 100% of our budget comes from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations. Your support will make a difference to a Thoroughbred in jeopardy.