LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

2015 Canadian 2-Year-Old Champion Riker (left) stands with 8-time Canadian Champion, including 2017 Horse-Of-The-Year, Pink Lloyd, both Stable Stars on the LongRun farm.

Services: Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Retraining/Adoption, Equine-Assisted

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Founded: 2000

Website: longrunretirement.com

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Average Number of Thoroughbreds: 80



This past year has been a busy time for LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, during which we welcomed a number of stellar equine athletes to our fold and happily experienced a brisk adoption trade. Although still somewhat limited in our ability to hold fundraisers, LongRun was gratified to receive accreditation and a generous grant from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which enabled us to continue supporting close to 60 retired racehorses who experience rest, rehabilitation, rehoming or permanent sanctuary on our Hillsburgh, Ontario farm.  We are currently one of two organizations accredited by TAA in Canada.

Perhaps the most noteworthy new arrival at LongRun was Canada’s 2017 Horse of the Year, Pink Lloyd, who has endeared countless racing fans across North America with his will to win.  Retired in November 2021 at the age of 9, after a stirring victory in the Kennedy Road Stakes (G2), eight-time Sovereign Award winner “Pinkie” won 29 times and amassed more than $2.4 million CAD over his 6-season career.  Kindly donated and supported by his owner Entourage Stable and trainer Robert Tiller, Pink Lloyd has proven to be a terrific ambassador for Thoroughbred aftercare.

Pinkie shares his paddock with another champion who made his way to LongRun last year, his now BFF Riker, 2015 Canadian Champion two-year-old, while 2008 Canadian Champion grass horse Rahy’s Attorney, who banked even more than Pink Lloyd during his noteworthy career, joined our herd of Stable Stars. The public we welcomed at the farm since their arrivals were thrilled to meet their horse heroes in person!

LongRun is thankful that these champs’ racetrack connections continue to support the horses who gave them so much pleasure racing, but there are many other horses who are not as fortunate. The assistance we receive from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has proven to be indispensable in helping to care for our lesser lights.

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