2019 Santa Anita Derby Tee Benefits CARMA

Celebrate the legacy. Support the future. Get the 2019 Santa Anita Derby t-shirt, emblazoned with the silks of every past winner of this historic race including Triple Crown winners Affirmed and Justify. 100% of proceeds from this shirt go to the benefit of California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), supporting race horses in finding new homes and careers Read More

First Quarter Placement Program Graduates

When the starting gate of 2019 burst open, the Placement Program was off and running! For the first quarter of this year, we have successfully placed 12 retired racehorses into their new homes with aftercare charities specializing in Thoroughbreds. Some of these horses are receiving training for their second career and available for adoption through the charity. Read More

Retired Racehorses Flourish at CARMA’s Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show

Much like the wild flowers of Spring, retired racehorses were in a super bloom at the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) on March 23 and 24 at Galway Downs in Temecula. The equestrian sporting event, hosted by CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) as an awareness campaign to promote the adoption off-track Thoroughbreds, drew 96 entries. Read More

CARMA Elects Candace Coder-Chew as Board President

ARCADIA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2019 – The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit organization that provides funding for retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses, announced today that Candace Coder-Chew has been unanimously chosen board president. Nominated by her predecessor, veteran trainer Howard Zucker, whose term had come to an end in January, Coder-Chew fills the Read More

CARMA Placement Program Assists Nearly 80 Retiring Race Horses in 2018

Reflecting back on a bustling 2018, CARMA is proud to share the names of the 74 racing Thoroughbreds (and one lead pony) who retired through its Placement Program last year. Widely considered to be the nonprofit organization’s greatest service to the California racing industry, the Placement Program is continuously expanding to assist the growing number Read More

CARMA Calcutta Provides Thoroughbred Inspiration

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization for the welfare of retired racehorses, again hosted its annual Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show on the first weekend of December at Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. With over 100 Off-The-Track-Thoroughbreds competing in Jumpers, Hunters, Dressage, Western, Gymkhana, and Showmanship, the show Read More