Thoroughbred Placement Resources

Mystical Harbor and Kimberly Godwin Clark compete at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. Credit: PicsofYou
  • Services

    Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Retraining/Adoption

  • Location

    Upper Marlboro, Maryland

  • Founded


  • Average Number of Thoroughbreds


Thoroughbred Placement Resources (TPR) is dedicated to transforming the lives of retired Thoroughbred racehorses. Our mission is achieved through the provision of rehabilitation, training for new vocations, and generating public awareness by fostering breed ambassadors. Nestled at Leighton Farm in Upper Marlboro, MD, we have successfully re-homed more than 1,000 horses since our inception in November 2008.

Our Executive Director, Kimberly Godwin Clark, provides invaluable guidance to adopters, equipping them with the knowledge to effectively transition and retrain retired racehorses. Her insightful book, “New Track, New Life,” serves as a comprehensive guide for understanding and nurturing these remarkable athletes.

At TPR, we specialize in rehabilitating, retraining, and finding the right home for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, while also providing top-notch lay-ups and post-surgical care. Our holistic approach to retraining, which combines over three decades of riding and training experience with meticulous attention to health and nutrition, has been guided by renowned trainers such as Joe Fargis, James Wofford, and Linda Zang.

As a retired track exercise rider and United States Dressage Federation silver medalist, Clark’s expertise makes her well-equipped to provide retired racehorses the foundation and training they need for success post-racing. Her training methods are proactive, utilizing the horses’ past experiences as a launchpad for teaching them the skills necessary for a rewarding life off the track.

We at TPR strive to cultivate breed ambassadors – horses that exemplify the versatility, athleticism, and intelligence inherent in the Thoroughbred breed. The accomplishments of our breed ambassadors, such as Mystical Harbor’s success in Prix St. George Level dressage, Constant Star’s victory in the Breeders’ Bridge to High-Performance jumping contest, and Houdini’s achievements as a four-star three-day eventer, have bolstered the demand for retired racehorses across all equestrian disciplines.

TPR prides itself on its adeptness at matching each horse with the perfect adopter, and we diligently work towards ensuring the success of each adoption. Our track record of forging harmonious partnerships is a testament to our commitment and passion.

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