CANTER Opens Texas Chapter

CANTER (the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses) is now offering its nationally recognized service to Texas horseman with the opening of CANTER-Texas.

Volunteers are visiting tracks to offer free sales listings that include a photo, a description, and contact information, to trainers and owners looking to move their Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Paint, and Arabian ex-racehorses onto second careers.

“We sold our first horse through the free listing service in three days after we started posting horses for sale on the CANTER-Texas website,” said Laura Holmes, executive director of CANTER-Texas. “There has been very positive feedback from trainers and buyers who are looking forward to owning an ex-racehorse. We are very excited to be able to provide this program to the Texas racing industry and help find new careers for these talented and versatile horses.”

CANTER-Texas volunteers will be serving racetracks in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Horses listed for sale will be available to the general public on

CANTER is a fully-credited 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping racehorses find new careers after the finish line. Nationwide, the program has helped over 14,000 horses transition from racing since its inception in 1997.

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