Helping

Horses & Kids since 1989

AWARDS

 

  • ARCI Int'l Welfare Award

  • USHWA Proximity Award

  • AAEP Lavin Cup FIrst Finalist

  • HTA Tracks of America Distinguished Service Awards

2018 Press Releases

Last Days for a Tax Deduction
12/28/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has over 400 trotters and pacers under their full care and expense. Giving back to the horses that have served makes for the ideal tax deduction, and there are just a few days left in 2018. Please don't assume someone else will help, these horses are in need and every day SRF spends approximately $3,000 to keep them fed. Only 2% of SRF's funding comes from harness racing organizations, more than 80% comes from people like you who care. There is one need remaining from our 12 Days of Giving as well. We are still looking to fill the hayloft for our geldings for 1 month, $1,200.

A Few Wishes Remain
12/23/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 12 Days of Giving campaign has just 2 days left and still needs help. Please help by granting what is needed for these warriors that have given so much.

SRF Summons All Elves for Help
12/20/18

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 12 Days of Giving campaign is alrady on day eight, and still has great needs. The campaign started on December 13th and runs until December 24th. More than 400 trottrs and pacers are under SRF's full car and xpense, help is needed and gifts are tax-deductible.

Elves Needed for SRF's 12 Days
12/18/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 12 Days of Giving campaign is already on day six, and has a few great gifts from caring people already. We hope you will help fulfill our much-needed wish list. The campaign started on December 13th and runs until December 24th. More than 400 trotters and pacers are under SRF's full care and expense, help is needed, and gifts are tax-deductible.

SRF's 12 Days of Giving Starts Now
12/13/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's 12 Days of Giving campaign is a great way to help a horse especially in need during the holidays. Here is SRF's holiday wish list for the 12 Days of Giving to start today, December 13, 2018 and ends when the jolly one hitches the reindeer on December 24th. More than 400 trotters and pacers are under SRF's full care and expense, help is needed and gifts are tax-deductible.

SRF Raffle Winner Thought We Were Kidding
12/11/18

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) raffle winner of the trip to the Prix d'Amerique in Paris or to enjoy a castle stay and ride in Ireland is Donna Wenskoski of Iselin, NJ. When SRF shared the news she replied with, "You're kidding." That was repeated a few time until it finally made sense to her. A recent adopter, Linda Spoto, had bought the ticket for Donna, her coworker, as a Christmas present, and Donna had promised to take her along if she was to win.

SRF's Drawing at 5:30pm Today 
12/10/18

 

Only hours left to purchase tickets to win a trip to the famous Prix d'Amerique race in Paris or to Ride in Ireland to benefit The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). The drawing is today, Monday, December 10, 2018 at 5:30pm, the winner does not have to be present to win.

SRF Special is On
12/2518

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) added a fabulous option to the famous option to its raffle to win a trip to the famous Prix d'Amerique race in Paris. For those who prefer 1,000 acres to ride through in Ireland, an 1800's castle to tuck into at night, a full spa to relax at and so much more. SRF is offering your choice of either when you win! The drawing Monday, December 10, 2018, the winner does not have to be present to win.

SRF Special is On
12/2/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has more than 100 horses ready for a home for the holidays and everyday. Adoption fees are just $350 and companions have no fee at all. The special runs till 2019 rolls in on December 31, 2018.

Ten of the 403 Reasons to Give to SRF on #GivingTuesday
11/27/18

 

Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) offers 10 of the 403 reasons to give back to the horses on this #GivingTuesday, and every day. Donations are needed to meet our goal of $12,000 to feed our horses through the holiday season:

SRF's Seeks 2019 Breeding Donations
11/21/18

For 29 years the most important annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) is the donation, and sale of breedings. Dedicated to Standardbreds exclusively, SRF has 400 trotters and pacers under it's care and expense in need of

homes; nearly 350% more than any other organization, and prides itself on

securing homes for life so no adopted horse from SRF is ever at risk.

SRF's Feed Bucket Challenge Has an Old Friend
11/4/18

 

McCauley Bros. Feed – Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) Feed Bucket Challenge is a win! For every dollar donated during the challenge, McCauley's Feed offered to match up to $7,000 with their quality feed. Thanks to all the wonderful donors, the challenge was completed in a winning way!  The adopter of Old Friends, the 15 year-old son of Blissful Hall, stepped up in a big way to complete the balance needed of just over $4,000, more than half of the challenge.

Lazarus N Share Selling at Harrisburg to Benefit SRF
11/3/18

 

The New Zealand sensation, Lazarus N, will stand stud in 2019, and his owner Duncan Taylor has generously donation a share to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). The share will sell at the Harrisburg Sale on Thursday, November 8th.

3 Days Left for SRF's Feed Bucket Challenge
11/1/18

 

McCauley Bros. Feed will generously give 100 of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) horses warm bellies for the winter with their feed bucket challenge match. For every dollar donated McCauley's will match it with their quality feed up to $7,000. The challenge ends Sunday, November 4, 2018 at midnight and we still need $4425 to take advantage of this very valuable offer. Donations in any amount are very much appreciated and are tax-deductible.

SRF's Feed Bucket Challenge Starts Now
10/23/18

 

McCauley Bros., feed will generously give 100 of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) horses warm bellies for the winter with their feed bucket challenge match. For every dollar donated McCauley's will match it with their quality feed up to $7,000. The challenge starts today and ends Sunday, November 4, 2018 at midnight.

SRF's Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Meet & Greet

10/17/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) invites all to our Craft Beer & Wine Tasting ~ Meet and Greet on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at our farm location 42 Arneytown-Hornerstown Rd., Cream Ridge, NJ.

5 Days Left for SRF's Special
10/10/18

 

With 400 horses on hand, The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) certainly has the perfect horse for autumn riding and winter snow fun in a sleigh. The special is on with adoptions at $350 and companions have no fee at all. SRF's website does not have every horse listed, send in your application in quickly and tell us what you are looking for in a forever friend. Our adoption coordinators can find you the perfect one that will fill your days with smiles.
 

17 Days Left for SRF's Special
9/2518

 

With 400 horses on hand, The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) certainly has the perfect horse for autumn riding and winter snow fun in
a sleigh. The special is on with adoptions at $350 and companions have no fee at
all. SRF's website does not have every horse listed so just get your application in quickly and let us tell you about the ones that will fill your days with smiles. The application is online at www.AdoptaHorse.org

SRF Explains Turnaround
9/18/18

 

Just a month ago, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) helped 38
horses in the kill pen, of the 38 one was helped privately, payment made directly to the kill pen and the horse released to that person, SRF had no involvement. Now, that horse, the 12-year old son of Royal Art with earnings of $118,000, Royal Nation, is back there today and pleading for a home.

SRF Special Starts Saturday
9/14/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is excited to offer an
adoption special from Sept.15th to Oct. 15, 2018. All horses are $350 and our
wonderful companion horses have no fee at all and come with extra hugs

Veterinary Follow-Up Form's are Past Due
8/23/18

 

SRF has made thousands of adoptions, and as you know, and agreed to,
the agreement/contract for adoption requires Veterinary Follow-up forms to
be completed. If 10% of our wonderful adopters are late with these forms,
that equates to hundreds we must contact individually, a great expense of
which should be used to help horses in need

Rescue Efforts Need More Help
8/14/18

 

The 38 horses at risk for slaughter still have great needs. Most have been removed from harms way, but 13 need homes. Some had offers that have fallen through. The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is unable to take on new horses at this time, with 393 already under its care and expense.

8 Hours Left - Horses Wait with Hope
8/10/18

 

As the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) continues to chisel at the
slaughter bound trotters and pacers whose deadline is Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8pm, the kindness that has been given to those to date has saved twenty-four of the thirty-eight marked for shipment. Still eighteen homes are
needed and $12,000 to release them from the "kill pens", but without homes an additional $3,000 for each horse is also needed to give them care, likely through the winter, until adoptions pick up again.

13 Are Safe - 25 Standardbreds Still at Risk
8/8/18

 

Twenty-five of thirty-eight Standardbreds waiting with hope to be spared the trip to slaughter are still at great risk. The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is asking for help for them. Some are tagged for the trip tonight, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from loading, a few have until Friday.

38 Standardbreds in Jeopardy - Help Needed
8/6/18

 

Thirty-eight Standardbreds are waiting with hope to be spared the chutes that will send them to their end. They are tagged and weighed ready to ship to slaughter in Canada and Mexico. The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is asking for help for them to prevent this atrocity. Some are just a day away from loading, a few have until Wednesday.

Casino Night Prizes Top $10,000
8/1/2018

 

Part of the week-long Hambletonian Festivities includes a fabulous casino night on Friday, August 3rd at the Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ. For just $50 you can enjoy a buffet dinner with delectable carving stations, open bar and $25 in casino chips to get you rolling. There is also a Poker Tournament, with a $125 buy-in, you can win a trip for two to Las Vegas! Prizes are valued at more than $10,000, and some very unique items will be included in an auction the same evening.

Veterinary Follow-up Forms Are Past Due
7/218

 

Spring veterinary follow-up forms were due on May 15, 2018. If we have
not received your form, please send it at this time. If you are receiving this
and have already submitted your forms, please disregard.

SRF's Online Auction Closes Tonight

6/7/2018

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) online auction closes tonight at 7pm.

 

Log into our fabulous Online Auction 2018 and bid on spectacular items such as Kentucky Bourbon Tour, or shadow a veterinarian for the day. There is unique jewelry, a one-of-a-kind experience in the cart with Foiled Again and so much more. Every Dollar raised goes to feeding and caring for the 393 horses under our full care and expense.

SRF's Auction Has New Items
6/5/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) online auction with only two days left and has added twenty-four new items. For the horsemen and horsewomen there's a $500 gift certificate from Royal Wire Products in addition to many other exciting items. There is unique jewelry, a one-of-a-kind experience in the cart with Foiled Again, vacationers and thrill seekers get to
simulate a fighter pilot or take cooking classes in Tuscany, and the memorabilia
lovers can stock up. Every dollar raised goes to feeding and caring for the 393 horses under our full care and expense.

SRF's Meet & Greet This Saturday, May 12, 2018
6/1/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) online auction is open and filled with great items. How about sitting in the cart behind Foiled Again, going on a Kentucky Bourbon tour, or cooking classes in Tuscany? Put a memory in your garden or on your barn with the cupola from Showplace Farm, the premier training center for decades. How about owning the driving colors from a few very famous drivers? Do you have a horse crazy person in your life? Maybe they would enjoy viewing an equine surgery, or shadowing a small animal veterinarian for a day. Art lovers, we have several art pieces to add to your collection as well.  Check it out at https://www.32auctions.com/GolfAuction2018

SRF's 26th Annual Event and Online Auction
5/17/18

 

Tuesday May 29th, will mark Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 26th Annual Charity Golf Outing being held at the beautiful Battleground Country Club
in Manalapan, NJ. This much anticipated event is held in conjunction with SRF's online auction which will open for bidding beginning Friday, May 25th and end at 7PM on Thursday, June 7th. The outing highlight will be the "Million Dollar
Shot" which will kick off the event at 1pm.

SRF's Meet & Greet This Saturday, May 12, 2018
5/10/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) invites all to our to
Meet & Greet and Test Ride a Standardbred. No registration is needed,
just come and enjoy on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at our
farm location 42 Arneytown-Hornerstown Rd., Cream Ridge, NJ

New and Easier Way for Veterinary Follow-up Forms
4/30/18

 

In an effort to reduce the expense of mailing our adopters the Veterinary Follow-up form, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has the form
attached here, and on its website at www.AdoptaHorse.org. It can be
printed or your veterinarian can fill it out online.

Annoucing the SRF Elitloppet Winner
4/27/18

 

The annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), the raffle to win a trip to the fabulous Elitlopp race in Sweden, has some terrific history behind it. First, the winner is Adam Skipper of Hardwick, NJ. The story
behind it all starts with the wonderful sponsorship of the trip by Marc and
Marci Goldberg, the owners of Arch Madness who is now lovingly retired
with them. The winner of the ticket had his name entered by Norman
and Carol Birenbaum who every year contribute a book of tickets for SRF to
choose a name of someone who has donated his time to help the 29 year
old organization. Adam Skipper generously took on the effort to repair a
horse trailer donated several years ago. He did a great deal of work to
make it safe again for use for the horses; it was nearly a complete rebuild.

SRF's Elitloppet Race Raffle Drawing is One Day Away
4/26/18

 

Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) Raffle for the celebrated Elitloppet Race in Stockholm, Sweden at the famous Solvalla Racetrack is one day away!
Get your raffle ticket today for the drawing tomorrow, Friday, April 27th
at noon.

It Has Come to an End, Says SRF
4/25/18

 

The last three of the 21 trotters and pacers in the kill pens the Standardbred
Retirement Foundation (SRF) is trying to keep from slaughter, have a reprieve, but do not have homes, Valid Moment, Native Avenue, and DeMartini. They do have donations to care for them until SRF can hopefully find them homes. Secret Impression who has a home is now sick and injured. A veterinarian has been called. Her home is now pending.

Ten Horses Still at Risk, Says SRF
4/24/18

 

The deadline is looming, even with a 24 hour extension for the Standardbred
Retirement Foundation (SRF) to be able to help all 21 horses in kill pens. Still,
Yankee Fur/Stubling, Secret Impression, Nole, Aristicracy, Loutopia,
DeMartini, RC Kettle Chip, Dale and Valid Moment have no offers. We were
told Hillbilly Style/Letsgo Dort was incorrectly identified; we are working to
find out the true identity of this horse, who is also still without a home.

Update on the 21 - The Desperation 2
4/2318

 

Since Friday, April 20, 2018, of the 21 horses weighed and tagged to ship for slaughter, Mr. Mystic N was helped by his past owner, Eric Goodell, and trainer Joshua Green, and is being returned to Mr. Goodell; Jeremy Sharky was helped by Linda Maine, and being returned to her; DC Piggy Bank left to go to another organization in Indiana; Captain is going back to his owner Dr. Claude Gedreau in Canada; Forward Action has found a loving home in Kentucky by a dear friend of SRF; two others have been offered a home at a rescue/sanctuary in NJ, that will be confirmed today. Two adoption applications have been received and will be screened. That leaves 14 others still in need of homes, and donations.

Update on the 21 - The Desperation
4/23/18

 

Since Friday, April 20, 2018, of the 21 horses weighed and tagged to ship for
slaughter, Mr. Mystic N was helped by his past owner, Eric Goodell, and
trainer Joshua Green, and is being returned to Mr. Goodell; Jeremy Sharky
was helped by Linda Maine, and being returned to her; DC Piggy Bank left to
go to another organization in Indiana; Captain is going back to his owner Dr.
Claude Gedreau in Canada; Forward Action has found a loving home in Kentucky
by a dear friend of SRF; two others have been offered a home at a
rescue/sanctuary in NJ, that will be confirmed today. Two adoption applications
have been received and will be screened. That leaves 14 others still in need of
homes, and donations.

Do You Recognize Any of These Horses?
4/20/18

 

20 Standardbreds are weighed and tagged to ship to the Mexican and Canadian slaughterhouses. 

 

Because the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is presently paying for all the care, board and medical needs on 390 trotters and pacers it cannot
take on these needy horses, but there are ways to help. The greatest need for each of these horses is a soft landing, a place to live out their last years.
Their ages range from 12 -21. Here is how you and SRF can save these horses that likely have been pulling heavy farm equipment, and were used for
transportation since leaving the racing oval.

SRF's 26th Annual Event Has Great "Stuff"

SRF's spring fund raiser helps feed nearly 400 Standardbreds

4/13/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) invites all to help support the
nearly 400 trotters and pacers you may know, in style. Join us at our 26th Annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, May 29th at the private Battleground Country Club in
Manalapan, NJ. In conjunction with the golf outing is our Annual Online Auction, opening for bids on Friday, May 25th and closing for bid at 7 PM on Thursday,
June 7th.

SRF - Breedings for Sale

4/10/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale and anticipatesothers to become available throughout the season. To access the list

or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift,please contact Tammy at 732 446-4422, or via email at SRFHorsesandKids@AdoptaHorse.org.

The Raffle Challenge is on at SRF
4/4/18

 

The celebrated Elitloppet at the Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden is one
of harness racing's largest events for those who love the sport of racing. This
fabulous trip is a fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation
(SRF); raffle tickets are available now by calling the office at 732-446-4422.

Test Ride a Standardbred at SRF's Meet & Greet
3/27/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) invites all to our to Meet & Greet Ride Drive a Standarbred on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at our farm location 42 Arneytown-Hornerstown Rd., Cream Ridge, NJ.


Meet more than 65 horses available for adoption, and you can test ride a Standardbred in a selection of fun classes that offer prizes and ribbons.

Sweet Lou & Trixton Breeding Auction

is Opened on OnGait.com
3/14/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement
Foundation's auction for one breeding to Sweet Lou and one to Trixton for
the 2018 season is now opened for bidding. The auction is on OnGait.com,
and will close Thursday, 3/15 at 8:30pm.

Sweet Lou & Trixton Breeding Auction -

Wednesday, March 14th
3/12/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement
Foundation will hold an auction for one breeding to Sweet Lou and one to
Trixton for the 2018 season. The auction is on OnGait.com and will open
Wed., 3/14 at 9am and close Thursday, 3/15 at 8:30pm.

SRF Seeks New Items
3/8/18

 

One highlight of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) annual golf outing is the online auction of fabulous items. SRF is seeking memorabilia, collectibles, trips, sporting tickets, artwork, tours, and all other itmes to spice up the auction and help raise funds for the largest Standardbred adoption program in the country for nearly 30 years.

SRF Breeding's for Sale
3/5/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breeding's for sale and anticipates others to become available throughout the season. To access the list or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift.

SRF Winter Newsletter
2/23/18

 

See how your support make an impactful difference! Enjoy our winter newsletter filled with photos, updates, events on the calendar, touching stories and more. Please share with your family and friends!

SRF has Breedings for Sale
2/13/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has many breedings for sale and anticipates other to become available throughtout the season. To access the list, or to donate a breeding and receive a tax-deduction for your gift.

SRF's Breeding Auction Ends Tonight
2/1/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's breeding auction listed on OnGait.com will close this evening, Thursday, Feb. 1st at 8pm. Please support by purchasing your breeding through the auction.

SRF's Breeding Auction Begins Today
1/30/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) will have nearly 100 breedings available through an auction on OnGait.com starting today at 10am and closing on Thurs., Feb. 1st at 8pm. The process is very easy. Bids may be done directly on the website at OnGait.com

SRF Breeding Auction One Week Away
1/22/18

 

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) will have nearly 100 breedings available through an auction on OnGait.com  starting Tues., Jan. 30, 2018 at 10am and closing on Thurs., Feb. 1st at 8pm. The process is very easy. Bids may be done directly on the website at OnGait.com

Killean Cut Kid Ready for A forever Home
1/18/18

 

Killean Cut Kid, now a 13 year old gelding, the son of Mach Three who earned $315,239 in his career, is ready for a home nearly six months after he was found in a Louisiana kill pen. It was noted on Facebook, by the owner that he was deceased. Kid was helped by a volunteer group on Facebook, Save Our Standardbreds From Slaughter (SOSS), and Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF).