Quick Call

Quick Call portrait by Cody Jo Wasial

By: Erin Shea

Quick Call retired in 1992, having made 86 starts and earning more than $800,000. He was the oldest of the 650 horses cared for by TAA-accredited Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

The multiple graded stakes winning son of Quack lived at the Wallkill Correctional Facility near New Paltz, New York where he plays a vital part of the TRF’s Second Chances Program. The program uses former racehorses to not only teach equine care as a vocation to inmates, but also lessons in trust, responsibility, and mutual respect. (Read more on the program in Thoroughbred Racing Commentary).

He’s the namesake of the Quick Call Stakes (G3T), a 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint at Saratoga Race Course, the location of where he won back-to-back editions of the Forego Handicap (then a G2) in 1998-1999.

A beloved member of the TRF herd, Quick Call died at age 35 Oct. 8, 2019. Read his obituary on TRFInc.org.

Quick Call at TRF

Inmate and Quick Call at TRF Second Chances Farm Wallkill. Photo courtesy of TRF

Top photo: Cody Jo Wasial