Race fund helped bring a one eyed, double bow in the right front, single bow in the left front home from Puerto Rico.. His prognosis of a life after racing was slim to none in PR.. Heck it's slim to none here in the states.. Mynahs Boy "Rico" was just to be a layover at my farm in central Florida on his way to a rescue in Pa.. We were hesitant to load him that day but we did.. Once he arrived in Pa, we kept track of him, not quite happy with his quality of life, Race fund was contacted and they helped bring Rico to his final home in Florida.. Thanks to Marlene Murray, Race fund, and several other folks..that is a very long story made short
I have worked with this organization for several years. They are truly a wonderful group that had helped save so many horses from slaughter. Trustworthy and honest and above board in all of their interactions. I am very pleased to continue my support for this group.
I have found the RACE Fund to be an excellent rescue to work with. I like their honest approach, total transparency and above all their dedication to helping thoroughbreds in need. If you're looking for the cream of the crop in Thorouhbred rescue look no further. RACE Fund sits heads and shoulders above the others.
I came in contact with Race Fund a little over 2 years ago. They rescued one of the most special horses I have ever had the pleasure of meeting out of “kill pin” in PA. His name was Quiet Dare. His barn name was “Dare”. Dare was a Stakes winner on the track won almost 100,000 during his racing career, a fantastic 3 day Eventer/Hunter/Jumper/ Trail, and Dressage horse. He had a Heart like I have never seen in the show ring, gorgeous mover, Loving, 17 Hand Gentle giant on the ground, who just loved children. We purchased Dare shortly after he won his last race from my brother-in law’s brother, who I have always trusted in finding my students wonderful TB’s that are ready for a second career off the track. My student had a great show run on him until he had a few medical problems which prevented him to continue to be a show horse.
So, it was time to semi-retire our Dare to a promising new career as a trail horse. He was a brave and quiet on the trails and my student knew the lady that she gave him to. This lady owned her own boarding farm, was looking for a nice trail horse, and promised to give our “Dare Bear” a forever home. Sounded like a happy ending for a Very special horse. For about a year, I would call my student every once in a while and check just to see how she was doing and how Dare's semi-retirement was going with his new owner? My student was very distraught and told me that she hasn’t heard from the lady she gave the horse to in months, the lady would not return her calls, e-mails, and was no longer posting pictures of the horse on FB. I knew it was time for action, I told her to tell the lady that we are coming to the barn to see him if she didn’t return her call. The lady finally called her back and told my student that Dare was in PA at a rescue and that he was safe, but would not give us any more information. This was my worst nightmare! How can this happen to such a magnificent horse? I certainly was not going to believe another word from that lady, I needed to be sure that Dare was in fact safe, so I call my bother-in-law’s brother knowing he had contacts in PA. He referred me to a wonderful person who was familiar with rescues in the area, and she found him for us! What a God send! Race Fund did rescue Dare, he was safe, and the best part of all, thanks to their efforts, he lived out his days Happily Ever After with my student… So, yes I think this is a wonderful program!! This is only one of many stories of great athletic horses that they have rescued, (I am sure), who were sent to the “kill pin”, that deserve a loving retirement home, and will be appreciated for their services for the rest of their lives. Race fund is a very professional program, I can’t thank them enough for all that they do!
The RACE Fund moves mountains. They truly make their charitable decisions based upon the horse's needs. What's best for the horse. And not just because of some monetary value, stature in breeding, track winnings, or a horse's potential in their life beyond the track.
This is a story that went from the United States to Puerto Rico and back to the United States. A story that describes international efforts which took several months to accomplish. This is a story about how the RACE Fund brought together a Community of Caring People to help Retire a Thoroughbred from racing with dignity and respect.
The RACE Fund helped my quest to bring a young Thoroughbred back to the United States after countless attempts to find help from others failed. I was told by many other rescues and Thoroughbred advocates, who did not see any value in this young thoroughbred, that it was too much time, effort & money to help this one horse retire safely and live out his life with the dignity he deserved. The RACE Fund shared my belief that "It Did Matter to This One Young Thoroughbred".
Because the RACE Fund was willing to network and put in tireless hours, this One Young Thoroughbred has now found a permanent home with a mother, sister and daughter. In their eyes his value didn't come from any winnings on the track or having potential for a second career as a sport horse. His value came solely from his heart to theirs.
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RACE Fund is an amazing organization. I have worked with them in helping numerous TBs over the years. I cannot say enough about their high character, integrity and their ongoing dedication to their cause!
These wonderful angles found my friend's beautiful boy at a kill pen, he was in such bad shape I would have never known him. These angels got him back to his old self:)
I believe the RACE Fund is truly a blessing. Made up of people that truly care about saving horses to live out the rest of their lives in peace and comfort. True animal lovers.
I have found that R.A.C.E. Fund is the real thing when it comes to truly working on rescuing horses at risk. They dont stop til the job is done with every single case they take on. They are honest, diligent and have a solid reputation within both sides of the industry - the rescue organizations and the racing sie. They set a fine example of how to handle delicate situations. They have aleays followed thru on their commitments. An exemplary non-profit for sure.
This organization supports the thoroughbred - providing care to those who can no longer race or breed - those that are in need of a new home or a new career. This organization stepped in to assist a mare who had fallen from radar - was removed from a good life - she was the Daughter of Alydar. Her story is heartbreaking - but this organization stepped up along with others to save her and gave her a loving and well deserved life = I support them - they are top notch and they provide valuable care.