Horses Available for Sponsorship

 

Florida
  • Shake You Down ShakeYouDown.sm
    Shake You Down won over $1.44 million during his career, making him the most successful racehorse in TRF’s history.  In 2003 he won five straight races, including three graded stakes, on his way to a run at the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) Championship. He now makes a difference in the lives of the female inmates at ...
  • Hemingway’s Key Heminway'sKey.sm
    Hemingway’s Key is one of the most recognizable horses in TRF’s herd, having competed in 2 legs of the 2006 Triple Crown, including the same race that stunned the nation when Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro, was critically injured. Once campaigned by New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner, Hemingway’s Key’s is remembered by trainer Nick Zito ...
  • Carterista carterista
    Carterista is a special horse, publicly honored upon retirement with the establishment of a namesake race, the $75,000 Carterista Handicap, at Calder Race Course.  His owner retired him to the TRF at the age of 10 after a very successful racing career, and “Carter” became the first equine resident at TRF’s Second Chances Farm at ...

 

Kentucky
  • Phantom On Tour PhantomOnTour
    Phantom on Tour competed in the most famous race of all, the Kentucky Derby.  In 1997 he placed 6th, only a half dozen behind the winner. Soon after retiring to TRF’s Second Chances Farm at Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, KY, the flashy chestnut (with four high white socks and a distinctive splash of white on ...
  • Native Ivory NativeIvory
    Native Ivory lost his entire tail when it was caught in a starting gate, but he has so much heart that he still finished the race in third place. The tail will never grow back, so since coming to TRF’s Second Chances Farm at the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, KY, he has of course required ...

 

New York
  • Quick Call Quick Call
    At age 30, Quick Call is a TRF elder statesman but in his earlier days he was a superstar who raced for 7 years and dominated the New York tracks.  The graded stakes winner reeled off half of his 16 career wins at the legendary Saratoga Race Course, where he continues to be honored each ...
  • Thesonofthesun sonny
    Thesonofthesun raced only 13 times with unimpressive earnings before being seriously injured at Philadelphia Park. When Sonny arrived at the TRF, we really weren’t sure that he would make it.  But he had other ideas, and slowly but surely recovered enough to enjoy a quiet retirement at pasture.  The physically imposing gelding’s stature and almost pure ...

 

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    Virginia
    • Multiple Choice Multiple Choice
      Multiple Choice is a bit of a local equine celebrity in the Virginia community surrounding TRF’s Second Chances Farm at James River Work Center, but it’s not because of earning well over half a million dollars. A great-grandson of Secretariat, he often travels with fellow Secretariat descendant Covert Action to Secretariat-related events where he graciously poses ...
    • R And R Dream Girl R&R Dreamgirl2
      R and R Dreamgirl is definitely a “hard luck” horse who deserves an easy retirement.  She was very sick upon arrival at TRF’s Montpelier Farm in VA, and was suffering from one of the worst case of rain rot (a painful bacterial skin infection) that our staff had ever seen. The bay mare had also ...
    • Baby Trend BabyTrend.full
      Baby Trend arrived at the TRF’s Montpelier Farm in 2006 after suffering serious injuries to his face and hoof, reportedly from a starting gate accident.  After 84 starts, it’s doubtful that he was the instigator. Rather than spending money on desperately needed veterinary attention, Baby’s trainer roughly stitched up the wounds himself before shipping him off ...

     

     



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