Our efforts depend on a strong alliance between race tracks, industry officials, horsemen, owners, trainers, jockeys and fans. Each and every donation brings us closer to achieving our ultimate goal to see all our horses in successful second careers. Why do we need your help? Monthly expenses include basic care such as transportation, feed, veterinary care, supplies, retraining and board, including placement at satellite farms when our main facilities become overcrowded.
In April 2009, recognizing the need for a South Florida based Thoroughbred retirement program, a group of committed volunteers began a retirement and placement program dedicated specifically to horses that competed at either Calder Race Course or Gulfstream Park during their racing careers.Spearheaded by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), Calder Race Course, Gulfstream Park and professional jockeys, a program was created for the sole purpose of finding adoptive “forever” homes for retired Thoroughbreds.The group has since evolved into Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement & Adoptive Care). Since its inception in 2009, over 400 horses have entered the program. Approximately, one-third have been placed in adoptive homes.