ABOUT FLORIDA TRAC Care
Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care was founded in 2009 to offer retired South Florida based Thoroughbred racehorses successful second careers through rehabilitation and placement in their adoptive “forever” homes. Horses entering the TRAC program receive hands on care, professional retraining, and the chance for a second career. TRAC strives in every way to find suitable adopters for each and every horse. These retired Thoroughbreds go on to success in the show world, on the polo field, in therapeutic riding programs or simply as loving companions.Most of the horses arriving at Florida Trac focus successful second careers.
We believe that each horse deserves to have an individual home and purpose. After our horses are placed in adoptive homes, Florida TRAC continues to monitor each horses progress and care. Preparing our horses for a second career and a renewed sense of love and belonging is the ultimate goal.
Our efforts depend on a strong alliance between race tracks, industry officials, horsemen, owners, trainers, jockeys and fans. Each and every donation brings us closer to achieving our ultimate goal to see all our horses in successful second careers. Why do we need your help? Monthly expenses include basic care such as transportation, feed, veterinary care, supplies, retraining and board.
OUR HISTORY & MISSION
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, a program was created for the sole purpose of finding adoptive “forever” homes for retired Thoroughbreds. The group has since evolved into Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care Program). Since its inception in 2009, over 500 horses have entered the program. Approximately, nearly one-half have been placed in adoptive homes.