|The Standardbred Retirement Foundation helps find forever homes for ex-harness racehorses.|
When Standardbred racehorses can no longer continue their harness racing careers, many wind up circulating through rescues, auction houses and sale barns. In 1989, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was created to rehabilitate or find retirement homes for off-the-track Standardbreds.
In July, SRF announced the Win*Win Program. This program allows owners, trainers and drivers of harness racing horses to choose a percentage of their winnings on the track to be automatically given to the SRF as a tax-deductible donation. Many stables have already pledged their support for the program.
The Win*Win Program is currently in place at many harness tracks in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with expansion beginning as far away as California and Canada.
To learn more about Standardbred adoption, visit /redirect.php?location=www.adoptahorse.org