Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care Program

Recently retired Thoroughbred Second Mate and a volunteer take the first steps toward finding a perfect second career and purpose for the winner of seven races in 42 starts. Credit: Florida TRAC


Services: Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Retraining/Adoption

Location: Indiantown, FL

Founded: 2010

Website: fltrac.org

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The Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care Program (TRAC) was established in 2010 with a focus on providing rest, rehabilitation, retraining, and adoptive services to horses that previously competed at Gulfstream Park and Gulfstream Park West.

Part of Florida TRAC’s primary purpose is to start the retraining process to allow as many horses as possible to find a loving forever home. Graduates of Florida TRAC have been retrained for a wide range of second careers, including the show ring, trail riding, eventing, therapy for children and veterans, police work, pasture companions, and much more. Adoption fees vary depending on the level of training and the potential of each individual.

Florida TRAC keeps an open line of communication with adopters throughout the lifetime of their adoptee.

Florida TRAC’s success stories include such horses as Tizrobertcharles, who after seven starts and one win is now thriving as a member of the Davie Police Department Mounted Unit, and Charming Kid, who after eight career starts and one win is now training for a career in the eventing discipline.

Florida TRAC Success Stories

Back To Front during lead line class

Back to Front – Fourteen years after her racing career ended without a victory, the rescued mare officially became a winner. Read more >>



Tizrobertcharles – The tall bay went to Florida TRAC, where his demeanor made an impression on the team before being adopted by a local mounted police unit. Read more >>


Shackles N Chains

Shackles N Chains – Racing in both Canada and Florida, the son of Yes It’s True retired to Florida TRAC at age 5. Read more >>