CARMA’s Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Draws More Than 100 Retired Racehorses

Racing and Equestrian Communities Unite to Support Second Career Opportunities for off-track Thoroughbreds Arcadia, CA, Dec. 12, 2018 – Not even a winter storm could wash away the holiday spirit of the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), which drew more than 100 retired racehorses thriving in their second careers this past weekend to the Los Read More

CARMA Allocates More Than $438,000 to 23 Thoroughbred Aftercare Charities

“All in favor, say ‘Aye” declared California Retirement Management Account President Howard Zucker to close the final 2017 grant meeting, and with resounding gusto the CARMA Board echoed, “Aye!” The New Year is bright and full of promise for CARMA’s 23 Aftercare Partners, as they will be receiving approximately $438,000 in grants allocated for retired California-raced Thoroughbreds. The financial resource enables them to provide the horses with quality feed, care and a safe place to go after they cross the finish line for the last time. Since being created in 2008 by Founder’s Chair Madeline Auerbach, the organization has awarded more than $3.8 million to equine nonprofits that provide either rehabilitation and retraining to former racehorses or offer them lifelong sanctuary. Read More

CARMA Placement Program Grad & Aftercare Partners Shine at the Retired Racehorse Project

By  Rachel Satterfield-Masen | CARMA Golden Gate Liaison A CARMA graduate attended the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky for the 2nd year in a row. Last year CARMA was represented by Oso Smart, a horse taken in by Aftercare Partner Neigh Savers Foundation.  This year CARMA was represented by Read More

August Placement Program Graduates

Summer has been busy for the Placement Program and August was no exception! Five of our OTTBs have moved on to the next leg of their journeys as either sport horses in training or as permanent retirees enjoying pasture life. Get to know this month’s graduates below: Zim n the Mailman What’s in a name? Read More