Retired race horses up for adoption
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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is the oldest and largest charity in the country devoted to retired race horses. This year at their Saratoga Summer Farm, the foundation has two retired race horses up for adoption.
Professor Chaos is a 13-year-old gelding. He competed in seven races at Saratoga Race Course throughout his career.
“Professor Chaos, he had an injury end his career,” Kim Weir, director of major gifts and planed giving for the Throughbred Retirement Foundation said. “He’s been at the pasture now for eight or nine years. He healed quite a bit, he’s still going to need to take it very slow and easy.”
One Or The Other, also known as Trixie, is a 13-year-old mare.
“Trixie has only been with us for a year or two, she didn’t have an injur, but she was brought home right after her racing career,” Weir said. “She’s sound, but hasn’t had a lot of handling. She will be a special case for someone who wants to ride, but needs to bring her along slowly.”
Between the two, they competed in more than 50 races. They are both now retired and looking for their forever homes.
“Our primary purpose is to take those horses that can’t pursue another athletic career because they are the most at risk,” Weir said. “They only run until five or six, but the average lifespan of a thoroughbred is 25 to 30”
If you’re interested in adopting Professor Chaos or Trixie, you can apply here.
To learn more about the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation here.