May 2021 Newsletter:
Summer is just around the corner!
TRF Announces Chestnut Hall Farm Manager
At Chestnut Hall, TRF and Alyssa Both Got What They Wanted
 
By Francis LaBelle
    
Alyssa Carinder's experience with horses and her achievement at the University of Louisville combined to make her an ideal candidate for the position of Farm/Development Manager at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's new 25-acre Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall in Prospect, Kentucky.  A 22-year-old native of Columbia, Missouri, Alyssa began riding at age 6. She rode competitively, and when she entered the University of Louisville, she settled on a dual major: Equine Business and Marketing.
 
    “When I was growing up in Missouri, I rode an off-track Thoroughbred, Times of Change, who was pretty much the most incredible horse ever,” Alyssa said. “I was hooked on Thoroughbreds ever since. I knew that, after graduation, I wanted a job where I could put both of my majors to use. A faculty advisor saw TRF's posting for the Chestnut Hall position and immediately thought of Alyssa.
 
     On May 8, Alyssa walked across UL's football field to... CONTINUE READING HERE
The TRF Saratoga Summer Farm Returns to Bloomfield Farm!
This summer, we are pleased to partner with our gracious hosts at Bloomfield Farm in Saratoga to share two special members of our herd with visitors. Brickbat and My Teddy Bear will leave their friends at the Wallkill Correctional Facility (TRF Second Chances Program) to spend the summer as TRF Herd ambassadors sharing the story of the TRF, our herd of 500 retired Thoroughbred racehorses and the importance of Thoroughbred Aftercare.
 
Bloomfield Farm is a beautiful and busy polo barn so we ask that guests respect the privacy of this private farm. All visits must be scheduled and supervised by the staff of the TRF. No unannounced visitors will be welcome. Visits to the TRF Summer Farm will be arranged for small groups over the course of the summer starting in early June. 
 
Click here to indicate your interest in a visit and we'll be in touch to schedule when the Summer Farm is up and running. The horses can't wait to meet new friends at the "Summer Place to Be".
Sponsor Horses of the Month

One or the Other

This girl was recently rescued and just arrived at our TRF Second Chances Program at Wallkill. During her career she had 23 wins, 15 second place finishes and 2 third place finishes. She earned $40,127. We are happy to be able to offer this girl a lifetime of safety and sanctuary.
Loveland

This sweet mare resides at our TRF Second Chances Program at Wallkill. She is one of a kind and has a playful personality. She had 52 starts with 10 wins, 10 seconds and 4 third place finishes. Loveland earned just over $188,000,
Visit Horse Country Partners with the TRF
We are so excited to partner with Visit Horse Country to share the TRF Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall with you! Book a tour and experience the magic of Thoroughbred aftercare up close while learning more about the vision of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Ambassadors in Action: Across the Country!
Help us recognize and celebrate our amazing TRF Ambassadors who use their talents to benefit the horses in unique and inspiring ways.
Thank you for helping us raise awareness and support for the TRF Herd!!!
Warrior's Club was a top class racehorse and in his well-earned retirement now will serve as a TRF Ambassador at the TRF Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall. Click here to read about his racing record.
As of April 2021, this handsome and beloved horse has joined the herd of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the oldest and largest sanctuary for retired racehorses in the United States. At his new home in Prospect, Kentucky, Warrior's Club will help raise awareness of the importance of Thoroughbred Aftercare as an educator along with his herd mates, who each have their own story to tell. Above all, he'll be a gift to all who come to meet him and to learn about him by inspiring everyone who visits Chestnut Hall to fall in love with the horses at the heart of horse racing.
Konni Harrison has created a three-step process to start that estate planning conversation.
Konni has been a supporter of the TRF for decades and even opened her home to adopt a retired racehorse through the TRF. She is eager to continue to give back. 10% of all sales will directly benefit the herd of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. 
StableDuel App
Join our friends at StableDuel for the month of June and raise money for the TRF herd!
 
All you have to do is screenshot your stable entry during or after a game with the hashtag #PlayRaceAdopt, share it on your social media channels and StableDuel will make a donation to the TRF for every ten hashtags!
 
StableDuel is racing’s newest game and its popular contest format allows players to compete against one another, in a social community forum, throughout an entire race card. Players compete by selecting a stable of 10 horses, prior to the first post, and accumulate points based on order of finish. StableDuel offers multiple contests with different entry levels and big cash payouts.
Volunteer Spotlight
Mona White
Kentucky
What do you enjoy about being a TRF Volunteer? Why do you choose to volunteer your time with us?

I have always loved horses, but what the TRF does warms my heart. No one should be forgotten in their retirement age. I love the idea that they are offered a lifetime of safety and sanctuary. ​​
Describe some of the projects you do for us. 

When I’m doing a project it doesn’t feel like work... it just feels like the right thing to do. I am happy to do any projects. Recently I helped at the TRF table in Kentucky, which helped bring awareness. I am determined to help in any way I can.
New Merch Alert
The TRF Now has Puzzles to Support the Herd
With each purchase you are helping support the herd. These puzzles are a wonderful gift or fun activity for any horse lover. Buy yours today!
Shop Your Favorite Gear and Support the Herd!
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
P.O. Box 834
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)226-0028