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Thursday, October 21: TRF Lowell 20th Anniversary Horse Show

POSTED: October 19, 2021

Presented via Worldwide Livestream 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host a worldwide livestream event on Thursday, October...

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Working with horses is good for the soul: TRF’s Second Chances Program at Lowell with John Evans celebrates 20 years of changing lives

POSTED: March 19, 2021

John Evans, the Equine Program Director for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Program at the Lowell Correctional Institution (LCI) in Ocala, Florida, was having...


Horse-Human Connection: “Looking at them made me feel better”

POSTED: February 13, 2021

Chris Griffin walked into prison in 2010, he looked at the grim view ahead and winced as the iron door slammed behind him. He had...


“Our job is to try to save as many horses and humans as we can”

POSTED: November 13, 2020

By Francis LaBelle As valued members of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation for nearly 30 years, Andre Wheeler and Deborah Corcoran have always taken their jobs...



“I’m Umberto Rispoli and I read Past the Wire” Umberto Rispoli, Champion Jockey

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