Racer X Thoroughbreds
Help Us Help Them
When Thoroughbreds are finished racing, we imagine them living out the rest of their lives in a beautiful barn with lush green pastures and rolling fields.   Unfortunately, the sad reality is that many of them end up at auctions, sold for slaughter for human consumption in other countries.  Their racing accomplishments are no guarantee for a nice retirement, as demonstrated by the slaughter of 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, who died in a slaughterhouse in 2002.  
If you are considering buying a horse, buy a retired Thoroughbred.  They are wonderful horses, who excel in almost every discipline.  They come in all shapes and sizes as well as all temperaments to suit every type of rider - beginner to advanced.  Some of them may have old injuries and some of them may need a little more patience and training, but you will find a lifelong friend in your ex-racer.