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R A C E Fund Inc

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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

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

The best interest of the horse is always first. They are dedicated and watchful till the horse goes to heaven !


Client Served

Rating: 5

The R.A.C.E fund was instrumental in assisting me in getting my former racehorse rescued from the track and arranging to have the owner/trainer give him to me to retire permently. Marlene Murray of the R.A.C.E. Fund worked for about a year, tracking him, updating me on whereabouts and contacting trainers on my behalf. I had never met Marlene and have not met her to this day, but she went well beyond the call of duty to help rescue this horse. I am forever grateful for all she and the R.A.C.E. did for me and my horse. The R.A.C.E. Fund is also responsible for saving many Thoroughbreds from slaughter or abuse by finding permanent homes for them at other Thoroughbred rescues. They follow up on their horses as though they were their own pets. I cannot say enough about Marlene and this organization.