Welcome!

We are a non-profit, certified 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the after care of Thoroughbreds once their racing career is over. We rehabilitate and re-train our four legged friends in order to prepare them for their second career. We are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, one of only three such facilities in Connecticut and one of only 83 throughout the entire United States, as well as Guidestar Silver accredited. .

Our Mission: Life After the Finish Line

Racing For Home was founded in 2010 by Acacia Courtney Clement. The mission is to help transition retired racehorses, one thoroughbred at a time, for a second career. This includes helping to network other Off-Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB’s) to connect them with prospective homes off the track. Others we take in to our program to rehabilitate and retrain, all of which get considerable let down time to acclimate to life off the track. This includes our 13 OTTB’s we currently have within our program.

RFH News

Racing For Home Honored by Meadowlands Amateur Driving Club

We were honored by the Meadowlands Race Track as one of 5 aftercare organizations to receive a $10,000 Grant. Throughout the year, the Meadowlands Amateur Driving Club collected entry fees and donations to help 5 aftercare organizations and we were honored to receive one of the Grants. We all went to the Track for the evening and we highly recommend going to the Meadowlands – it was great fun! Read more here: https://harnessracingupdate.com/2023/11/09/amateurs-aiding-aftercare-plus-double-the-ottens-this-weekend-at-the-meadowlands/

Save the Date for our Fundraiser – July 29

We will once again be having a joint fundraiser this summer on July 29, 2024 to be held at Nove restaurant in Wilton, NY (right outside Saratoga Springs). Keep an eye our for more information, silent auction items, and where to donate if you can’t make it.

Thank you to Resolute Racing!

As part of the Kentucky Derby festivities, Resolute Racing and owner John Stewart sponsored a charity poker competition. RFH was fortunate to be chosen as a beneficiary and we greatly appreciate the donations that the participants made to enable us to receive a $5,000 donation.

DERBY FEVER

We have been selected by the Churchill Downs Foundation as one of 20 aftercare organizations to participate in a fundraiser for aftercare. The Foundation pledge $150,000 – each organization was assigned a horse in the Derby. If their horse wins, the organization is awarded $25,000. additional awards are given to other organizations as well. Our …

Founder & CEO

Acacia Courtney Clement is a TV host, Analyst and reporter for the New York Racing Association. She is host of the popular show “America’s Day at the Races” as well as paddock reporter for “Saratoga Live”, both on FOX Sports. A native of Connecticut, Acacia began riding at the age of 8, trained in the hunter-jumper and dressage disciplines. She is the founder and President or our 501(c)(3) organization, which is accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

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Your donations go straight towards the horses. This includes farrier, vet, board, hay/grain, and training bills. We appreciate every cent that you donate, and our horses THANK YOU!