Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa, Inc. (also known as TROT) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to the safe retirement, rehabilitation and re-homing of Tampa's racing Thoroughbreds. We operate under the premise that every Thoroughbred deserves a second chance with a loving and forever home.
Our program is currently limited to taking horses that are donated by the owners and trainers during the live racing meet at Tampa Bay Downs (which normally runs from December to the 1st Sunday in May). Our ultimate goal is to obtain the funding so we can help any Thoroughbred that raced at Tampa Bay Downs.
Since its inception in April 2009, TROT has taken fifty-two (52) horses into the program. Thirty-eight (38) horses have been adopted. Four (4) were unfortunately euthanized due to disease or injury. We currently have ten (10) horses in our program with three (3) available for adoption.