TRF’s Barbeque at the Barn 

July 25, 2022

Mark your calendars! One of the most anticipated events of the summer, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF)’s Barbeque at the Barn will be held at the beautiful Saratoga Winery on Tuesday, August 23 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Early Bird tickets now on sale – prices increase on August 1st.

Saratoga Winery

5pm – Doors Open, Bar Open, Silent Auction & Raffle Ticket Sales Begin! 
6pm – BBQ Buffet Served
8pm – Silent Auction Closes & Raffle Winners Drawn
9pm – Goodnight!

In addition to a delicious meal (with a vegetarian option!), the event will feature family friendly activities, music, raffle, and silent auction items along with special guests.

Chris Brown (center) with Ramon Dominguez (left) and some happy readers all with copies of the Brown’s book “Roll Cyrus Roll: The Adventures Of Cyrus The Colt” at Chris’ booth at the BBQ.

Sneak Peek: Just a few of the Silent Auction Items you won’t want to miss!

• New York Yankees VIP Tickets Package (Meals & Parking for 4)
• Churchill Downs Trifecta Package (Table for 8 on Millionaires Row, Chef’s Table Dining & more!)
• Framed original photograph by Skip Dickstein
• Private fine art horse session with by Tracey Buyce
• Original artwork by Aimee Griffith – Official Artist for the 148th KY Derby (2022)
• Priceless Saratoga Experience: In the Paddock with Maggie Wolfendale (includes seats at the races)
• Priceless Saratoga Experience: Backstretch Tour with Richie Migliore (includes breakfast at the morning line)
• Priceless Saratoga Experience: Private tour of Sugar Plum Farm & 18 Karat farm (includes lunch for 4-6 & Racing Museum passes) and many more treasures to be added!!

Be a sponsor! Click here.

The TRF herd lives at 19 TRF Thoroughbred retirement facilities across the country.
To learn more visit TRF’s website.

Eight of those farms are “TRF Second Chances Program” farms located at state correctional facilities where inmates participate in a vocational training program in equine care and stable management. 

Click the farm names below to find out more!

TRF Second Chances Farms
New – TRF Second Chances Juvenile Program at CSI-Ocala, FL
Pleasant Valley State Prison, CA
Lowell Correctional Institution, FL
Vandalia Correctional Facility, IL
Blackburn Correctional Complex, KY
Central Maryland Correctional Facility, MD
Wallkill Correctional Facility, NY
Wateree River Correctional Institution, SC

TRF Sanctuary Farms
Nash Family Farm
TRF Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall
TRF Sanctuary Farm in Front Royal, Virginia

TRF Farm Partnerships
Pastures of Point Lookout – a story of love & adoption
Renaissance Farm, MD
Saratoga Summer Farm, NY

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All photos courtesy of TRF

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