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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To preserve the lives of thoroughbred racehorses and racetrack pony horses who can no longer race or work by facilitating and providing for their care and well being during their transition to retirement, sanctuary care and or adoption. Uphold the integrity of racing by encouraging horsemen and the racing industry to give back to these gallant creatures who have given so much to them. Work to put an end to horse slaughter in the United States.

Results: The R.A.C.E. Fund has helped and assisted in helping over 100 horses to retire from racing and or saved them from going to slaughter.

Target demographics: thoroughbred racehorses

Programs: Retirement of thoroughbreds after their racing careers have ended. Rescue of thoroughbreds at risk of going to slaughter. Sanctuary care for long term thoroughbred retirees and retraining and adoption of thoroughbreds who are suited for a second career and discipline.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

noratarpley

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

3 years ago RACE FUND INC. Rescued a 3 year old OTTB from a "Kill Buyer". We are thrilled to have him part of our family. He is a sweetheart of a horse, always at the gate when I come out to see him. Thank you RACE FUND, for saving our Rhett!

Jason136

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic non profit. Marlene genuinely cares for each and every horse she saves. This is a life long passion for her.

Jane127

Client Served

Rating: 5

RACEfund is proactive, honest, and exceptionally attentive to matching horse-to-home for best long-term results. Their Board of Directors is savvy and realistic, and has an amazing network of experts and volunteers. They go beyond the call of duty for each rescue, viewing them as individuals worthy of respect, no matter what their age or condition. They invest in their decisions, seeing every case through whatever issues may arise, such as rescuing a broodmare from auction to find serious vet care was needed (and secured). They view every case as important. RACEfund also generously shares the plight of other rescue groups, including their links and needs, unselfishly. Top notch group of caring people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into the RACE fund to help the horses. Such a great cause.

Laura358

Donor

Rating: 5

RACE Fund is a great rescue organization; Marlene truly cares about the best placement of the horses and will do everything to ensure they are taken care of and loved. The organization is well run with frequent checks on adopted horses.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

RACEFund is doing extraordinary work helping thoroughbreds retire and transition into wonderful lives off the track, and also saving thoroughbreds that wind up in terrible predictaments like the Slaughter pipeline. Marlene is very proactive and a good facilitator; she often takes the lead and organizes the effort to help a horse. I've learned from her each time we've worked together. She and I (as well as others) have worked to help a few US-bred horses return from racing in Puerto Rico, and a few horses in desperate situation here in States (with a killbuyer). RACEFund is a shining example of what a thoroughbred Aftercare program ought to be!

Danielle81

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Jen_22

Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a top notch organization. Honest and transparent. Funding placement or retirement for OTTBs that would otherwise end up in the slaughter pipeline.

Brookfields

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

The entire story can be read on his FB page -
https://www.facebook.com/Mynahs-Boy-Retired-from-Racing-Found-His-Forever-Home-1586095638274747/timeline/?ref=hl

Read from beginning to end his story ....