Who We Are

California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a charitable 501(c)(3) organization was created to raise money for retired Thoroughbreds who raced in state and the aftercare nonprofit which care for them once they cross the finish line for the last time. Through our Placement Program, we have helped more than 100 race horses transition off the track and find homes through our aftercare partners.

You Can Help

Our mission is to assist Thoroughbred retirement facilities that care for and retrain horses whose careers have ended after competing in California Thoroughbred races. Make a Contribution to help ensure our retired racing stars have productive second careers.



Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Series

December 10 & 11, 2016
Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA

Join us for our annual Holiday Classic Horse Show featuring the hilariously entertaining Trainer-Jockey Calcutta; where the race track and show jumping world collide!

Watch a video from last year’s event!


CARMA's grant process includes sending Requests for Proposals to interested facilities, arranging and participating in site visits for those that have properties and/or have horses at foster facilities, conducting interviews and/or office visits for those that do not have farms, reviewing the grant proposals submitted by each applicant, and conducting a final board meeting to allocate funds at the end of the year. For a current schedule and to request an application please visit our Grant Process page.