adopt a retired racehorse


Documented members of performance horse organizations such as:

42 Fleur de lis
and professional equine organizations such as North American Thoroughbred Society (NATBS)

are eligible for a 15% DISCOUNT on adoption fees!

Retired Racehorse Project's THOROUGHBRED MAKEOVER COMPETITION, offers cash and prizes to the top placed horses in ten equestrian disciplines! Pictured here is 2015 competitor and Second Stride graduate "FACE OF GLORY" with his owner and trainer. READ MORE >>

42 FLEUR DE LIS MINI TRIAL SERIES, tracks special awards for Second Stride horses. Congratulations to Tanya Demeritt and her Second Stride adopted horse SMOKE N VOTE for winning the overall high point Award for 2013!

Congratulations to Kate Synder and SAFELY SPUN, 2014 T.I.P. Performance Awards - 5th place Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredited Organization Adoptee Category (Second Stride, Inc.)

To encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, The Jockey Club announced the THOROUGHBRED INCENTIVE PROGRAM, offering sponsorship for Thoroughbred-only classes and divisions, high point Thoroughbred awards at open horse shows and competitions, a Thoroughbred of the Year Award and a Young Rider of the Year Award.

THE JOCKEY CLUB'S THOROUGHBRED CONNECT is part of their Interactive RegistrationTM program. The Jockey Club will record and track microchips. Help ensure that your horse is traceable - have them microchipped!

MISS ADDICATE, 5 year old Thoroughbred mare >>

posted July 2015, AVAILABLE for adoption

BIRCHALL, 5 year old Thoroughbred gelding >>

posted July 2015, AVAILABLE for adoption

TENFORTHEMONEY, 5 year old Thoroughbred gelding >>

posted July 2015, AVAILABLE for adoption

HELLO MATILDA, 15 year old Thoroughbred mare >>

posted July 2015, AVAILABLE for adoption

PLAY THE POINTS, 3 year old Thoroughbred gelding >>

posted June 2015, AVAILABLE for adoption

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ADOPTED! Thursby (Animal Kingdom's half brother, by Mr. Greeley x Dalicia), excels at jumping!

ADOPTED! King Nile, clearly living the good life, on his birthday, 2015.

ADOPTED! Gold Light cuddled up to a visiting adopter and it worked!

ADOPTED! Warbird, adopted January 2014, has started back in July with slow work after 6 months to heal the tendon injury that prompted his retirement from racing. Thanks to his adopters Jon and Carly, he's looking great! "Warbird's name has not changed but we did add to it - we call him Warbird's Second Performance."

ADOPTED! Warbird settled in, January 2014, and getting a peppermint from mom!

ADOPTED! From Facebook, Christi wrote: "Plenty of grooms :)"

ADOPTED! Thanks to Kevin Cline for adopting Makin' Bacon Man and finding a perfect new career for him as a trail riding partner in Indiana.

ADOPTED! Thanks to Kathy Saxe and her daughter Courtney Saxe of Illnois for providing both Asserted and Dale Dale a great new home in Illinois.

ADOPTED! Thanks to Dan Terryberry and his daughters Jane and Paige for giving retired racehorses Bad Boy Bob ("Caspian") and Bomb Site ("Bomber") a great new home in North Carolina. (click on the photo at left for more)

more Second Stride thoroughbreds already adopted >>