Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare

Arch D’Amour making friends with The Heart Fixer at Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare.


Services: Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Retraining/Adoption

Location: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Founded: 2008


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Average Number of Thoroughbreds: 60

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare (CTA) is the only thoroughbred aftercare program in the Caribbean islands dedicated to the well-being and care of racehorses after their racing careers have ended.   More than 2000 US-bred Thoroughbreds race annually in Puerto Rico, a large percentage of which are imported from the U.S. mainland.   CTA has been a haven for these horses and transitioning them off the track since 2008.   The facility is located at the base of the El Yunque National Rainforest region and has 10 acres of paddocks with shady shelters and an 11-stall barn.

CTA has taken in 293 horses since 2017.  We presently have 21 of which 17 need homes. CTA faces many challenges being on an island, our biggest being a lack of resources and qualified homes. Additional major challenges include exorbitant transportation costs to return horses to the US mainland, with us being a 1,000-mile distance away and a tropical environment that can be very harsh.

CTA feels blessed for the partnerships we have formed over the years with several other TAA-accredited organizations, as well as with breeders, former connections, and individuals, creating a bridge for Thoroughbreds to return to the United States. We are forever appreciative of these collaborative and cooperative efforts to help us and so many horses.

The Caribbean is beautiful but also can be unforgiving and very challenging for Thoroughbreds both on and off the track. CTA is grateful to TAA and to all the individuals who not only financially support our work and efforts but also help with the networking that helps our racing athletes here in the Caribbean!

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Success Stories

Ariana and By My Side

By My Side – With a background in Paso Finos, adopter Ariana Rodriguez’s first OTTB ride was aboard the daughter of The Kaiser. And that ride sealed the deal. Read more


90 Starts to Forever Home: Strike N’ Win -Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, co-founded by Kelley Stobie in 2008, has operated successfully on her Puerto Rico farm. Read more


All Hundreds

All Hundreds – Heather Wiley helped deliver All Hundreds and with the help of Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, they have reunited and begin a new chapter together. Read more


worthy of wings and Kyle Rothfus

Worthy of Wings – A well-traveled racehorse, Worthy of Wings is the perfect example of all the best qualities of a warhorse-turned OTTB. Read more


Team Cannot Stop

Cannot Stop – With a team assembled, the challenge was to find a horse. Already having a great relationship with Second Chance Thoroughbreds, they were drawn to a grey horse named Cannot Stop. Read more


Hidden Splendor birthday

Hidden Splendor – A group of horses made their way from one accredited organization to another after Hurricane Maria. Read more