Success Stories

Cannot Stop
Cannot Stop

The idea started with a simple email from the Retired Racehorse Project about team competitions being offered at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover. But the seed was planted in Kelly Lasher’s mind and there was no slowing down.

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La Sheikh
La Sheikh

La Sheikh only had one win and three thirds, earning $16,656 in her 26-start racing career that took place in South Florida. But now she’s racking up show ribbons in her new career with adopter Brittney Marshall.

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Andrus
Andrus

Selling her saddle the day before, Mallory Stiver found herself on the way to Oklahoma with her sister with some extra cash to spend. That’s where she spotted Andrus, an Oklahoma-bred son of Artax who posted one win in five career starts.

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Uluckydevil
Uluckydevil

In his five career starts, all in Southern California, Uluckydevil never placed. But now he’s changing lives at TAA-accredited Square Peg Foundation.

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Great Norton
Great Norton

Like many junior riders attempting to prove their mettle, Caren was looking for a younger horse that she could make into her own.

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Corona Rosaire, Run Binky Run, Calimaco, Verset Gata, Hidden Splendor, Dancing Calling
Corona Rosaire, Run Binky Run, Calimaco, Verset Gata, Hidden Splendor, Dancing Calling

After hurricanes Maria and Irma, RVR Horse Rescue worked with Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare to help retired runners in Puerto Rico find new homes.

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Sloping
Sloping

This well-bred son of Lemon Drop Kid out of a grade 1-placed Trippi mare was a $500,000 yearling purchase. Although it seemed like he would be destined for greatness on the racetrack, Sloping had other plans.

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Smart Transition
Smart Transition

Usually it’s when you’re not looking for something that you find exactly what you need. And that’s what happened to Tori Tedesco when she spotted a bay gelding at TAA-accredited New Vocations at their Mereworth Farm facility in Lexington, Ky.

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Stormin’ Hot
Stormin’ Hot

Thoroughbred Placement Resources

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Sam P
Sam P

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

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