Dignified Retirement and Safety
TRRAC is dedicated to the dignified retirement of thoroughbred racehorses. Our mission is to offer rehabilitation and safe sanctuary where we can offer nutrition, medical care and eventually placement of into safe homes with approved adopters when the time is right. Our team is dedicated to keeping each horse safe from abuse, neglect and out of the slaughter pipeline and kill pens, while offering owners and trainers an option to retire their racehorses where they will be cared for without the threat of auction or slaughter. We also offer permanent sanctuary for elderly and special needs horses. Often, these residents require more upkeep and medications than normal. We provide specialized medical treatments, shoeing, nutritional care and professional training to ensure every horse is safe, happy and cared for.
While a majority of our horses are retired directly from their racing careers, we accept owner enrollments and offer sanctuary for forgotten and abandoned horses suffering from abuse and neglect. We also rescue horses from the kill pen, where they are in dire need as most are sick, lame or both and require immediate medical attention. Our program is run from public assistance of donations and volunteers as well as aftercare support from race tracks (if that horse is able to be supported through their track's program).
TRRAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit aftercare and rehabilitation program and we take in roughly around 60 or more thoroughbred horses per year. We work with three race track aftercare programs who include Turning For Home (Parx Racing), Second Call (Monmouth Park), New Start (Penn National) and Aftercare Charles Town (Charles Town).
Our horses are fully evaluated for soundness, suitability for a second career and disposition, which includes riding assessments and professional training under saddle. We also house horses in need of rehabilitative treatment such as surgery and offer them rest and a safe sanctuary.