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Thoroughbred Adoption Network Success Story: Bigger Is Bettor

It was his handsome appearance that first captured the attention of 19-year-old Rue Carmen, an engineering student and member of the Equestrian Team at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. “I was on the internet looking for a horse,” Carmen said. “I was looking for a project horse, one I could work with and develop. As a college student, my price range wasn’t very big. Naturally, we first looked for horses in Georgia. I didn’t think I would have to go up to Virginia. But I found the TRF, and `Big’ was the first horse I looked at.

Read Bigger Is Bettor’s entire story at TRF’s website

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare – Welcome!

Caribbean Thoroughbred AftercareConsider adopting a horse from the islands! We are pleased to have Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare (CTA) join our growing family of Thoroughbred rescue and retraining centers.

CTA has been around for over a decade, has been providing a process for Thoroughbreds that have been shipped to the islands to race, to be returned off the track, healthy and ready for new careers. Because of their island location, CTA is able to work with adopters to assist them in bringing home the horse of their dreams.

Did you know that hundreds of Thoroughbred racehorses arrive in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands each year? Imagine the challenge of transitioning them back to the States. CTA believes every racehorse deserves a happy ending – even if that race career ends in a remote Caribbean destination.

Please join us in supporting CTA because of the amazing work that they do. CTA is a registered 501(c)3. Visit their website for more information, including their adoption contract, policies, and events: CTA Website.

Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care) – Coming Soon

We are pleased to welcome Florida TRAC as a listing organization. Check back soon to view their horses!

Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aftercare, retraining and adoptive services to Thoroughbred racehorses at the end their racing careers. Located near Palm City, Florida, Florida TRAC has recognized the need for a dignified retirement for retired racehorses. In partnership with Gulfstream Park and the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), Florida TRAC provides retraining and aftercare services to hundreds of horses, preparing them for second careers in show jumping. hunter classes, eventing, trail riding, dressage, police work and even therapy for children and veterans.

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Welcome New Vocations

New Vocations

Thoroughbred Adoption Network welcomes New Vocations’ horses to our adoptable horse listings! New Vocations is The Nation’s Largest Racehorse Adoption Program. Browse their listings here, and be sure to visit their website for additional listings and adoption information.

Another Adoption from Thoroughbred Adoption Network

Congratulations TRF and good luck to Dance Vice and his new owners!

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