Part of the FHBPA Mission includes taking care of horsemen who are in need. We establish benefits and privileges for members in good standing as determined by our Board of Directors. We also provide benevolence for our members in good standing who are determined to be in need, and their licensed backstretch employees.
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In April 2009, recognizing the need for a South Florida-based Thoroughbred “aftercare” program, a group of committed volunteers began a horse retirement and placement program dedicated specifically to Thoroughbreds that competed at either Calder Race Course or Gulfstream Park during their racing careers. Spearheaded by the FHBPA, the program was created for the sole purpose of finding adoptive “forever” homes for retired Thoroughbreds. It later became known as Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement & Adoptive Care), a nationally recognized organization that has placed hundreds of horses into loving, adoptive homes since then.
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. Help is needed with monthly expenses, including basic horse care such as transportation, feed, veterinary care, supplies, retraining and board fees, including placement at satellite farms when our main facilities become overcrowded.
Go to www.FloridaTRAC.org to find out how you can help. Make sure to check out and “share” our list of adoptable Thoroughbreds.