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, created a program for the sole purpose of finding adoptive 'forever' homes for retired thoroughbreds. The group has since evolved into Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC). Since its inception in 2009, over 400 horses have entered the program. Approximately, one-third have been placed in adoptive homes.