Thoroughbred Rescue Receives Not-For-Profit Status

One of the groups that has successfully used the Thoroughbred Adoption Services on is Kim Clark's Now she has established a 501(c)(3) to help Thoroughbreds transitioning to a new life off the track.

"I placed 150 horses in 2008 through," said Clark. "Most of them Thoroughbreds retiring from racing. Being a Thoroughbred trainer/owner/exercise rider, I see the need for this work.

"There are many people who would love to have an OTTB (off the track Thoroughbred), but don't know how to get one," she explained. "With the help of sites like yours, I am able to help trainers, owners, and the people who want these horses."

On April 18 Clark announced the 501(c)(3) non-profit started by Leighton Farm is now a reality. "The name is Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc.," she said. "Our main function will be the transition and placement of retiring or off-track Thoroughbred racehorses. Last year we facilitated the placement or sale of over 150 horses. The new Web site is
"This non profit status is going to enable me to continue, and hopefully expand, the work I have been doing," Clark added. "I am very proud of the fact that this is a system in which we, the horsemen, are taking the responsibility for our retiring racehorses. The general conception the public has is that we do not care what happens to our horses after we are finished with them. We as owners and trainers know how wrong this perception is. Let's change our image back to that once known as the Sport of Kings."
Donations to Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc., are now tax deductible. "Please help give us a good start by donating what you can. No donation is too small and will make a big difference to countless horses. Any ideas that you have for fundraisers, grants, or other sources of support will be very much appreciated."

To donate go to
For more information on horses available from this group, go to or call Clark at 301/579-6898.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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