Thank-you to all who helped organize and attended our Second Stride fundraising events of 2010-2017, including these:


Check out photos from our 2017 Derby Week fundraiser, by Nathan Mann, CLICK HERE!

We'd like to sincerely thank everyone who supported our Spring Derby Week Fundraiser, propelling us to our fundraising goal!

We welcomed trainers and owners of Derby horses, Derby winning jockeys, veterinarians, photographers and handicappers, who mixed with locals and Derby visitors. Other guests included Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Mrs. Kentucky, Miss U of L, Miss Cardinal Country and Miss Kentucky Rodero - a good time was had by all!



OUR BIGGEST SPRING 2016 FUNDRAISER IS NOW HISTORY!

The 5th annual Molly Malone's and Second Stride DERBY BENEFIT PARTY! was held Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at MOLLY MALONE'S in the Highlands, Louisville, KY. It was a perfect kick off to Derby week!

CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT!





OUR BIGGEST SPRING 2015 FUNDRAISER IS NOW HISTORY!

The 4th annual Molly Malone's and Second Stride DERBY BENEFIT PARTY! was held Monday, April 27 at MOLLY MALONE'S in the Highlands, Louisville, KY. It was a kick off to Derby week in style! There were live and silent auction items, many with racing related themes. Celebrity racing guests!

Goldmark Media Ventures unveiled the exciting new movie trailer for the Triple Crown movie HEART, HOPE AND GLORY!

CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF ALL THE FUN WE HAD!




Our SPRING FUNDRAISER, 6th annual PONY TALES, was held March 31st, 2015 at BISTRO 42 in Prospect, KY. It was a fun time of great food, cocktails, and silent auctions, bringing our horse show community and race community together for a coming out party to kick off the local show and race seasons -

Photos from the 2015 PONY TALES fundraiser feature a very special guest, JEAN CRUGUET! Jean is the only jockey to ride an undefeated Triple Crown champion, guiding the great Seattle Slew to victory in the 1977 Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.

CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF ALL THE FUN WE HAD AT PONY TALES 2015!




THE 2014 SIGNATURE DERBY VIP PARTY AT MOLLY MALONE'S, sponsored by BETAMERICA was held Monday April 28, 2014.

Many thanks to all our donors, volunteers, guests and event sponsors for your help ensuring the future of a Kentucky icon - The Thoroughbred.


EVENT RECAP >>



THANK-YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US for PONY TALES 2014 at BISTRO 42. We reflected on all the horses we adopted out in 2013 and spread the news about the wonderful matches made.

Thank-you to all the generous donors who provided some wonderful auction and raffle items, helping us raise additional funds for the horses.

THANK-YOU! to Second Stride's 3rd Annual (2013) Charity Golf Scramble

PLATINUM SPONSOR:


GOLD SPONSORS:
JERICHO EQUINE, LLC (Dr. Jeff Willard, DVM & Family)


Many Thanks to everyone involved in other Second Stride fundraising events like these:

OCTOBER 2013: THANKS to all who participated in the Second Stride 3rd Annual Charity Golf Scramble! CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT >>.

APRIL 2013: THANK-YOU! to everyone who came out to our annual Derby Week fundraiser on April 29th!

Thank-you to MC Jill Byrne (Churchill Downs On-Air Communications Director), assisted by HRTV racing host Aaron Vercruysse. Celebrity attendeess included team GOLDENCENTS, also Jack & Laurie Wolf, longtime Second Stride supporters Harvey Diamond and Jim Shircliff of Skychai Racing, Gainesway Farm Director of Sales Michael Hernon, trainers Steve Margolis, Tom Drury and Tim Glyshaw, and jockey Gary Stevens! A special thank you to volunteer lead organizer of the event, Jean Amick.

CLICK HERE FOR AN AWESOME VIDEO RECAP OF OUR DERBY WEEK EVENT created by Daniel Huff and "On the Inside Rail".

APRIL 2013: THANK YOU!! to all who attended, donated to and organized our annual PONY TALES SPRING FUNDRAISER at BISTRO 42 in Prospect, Kentucky. All auction items sold with fantastic bids, and we received generous cash donations. Attendees included artists, vets, farriers, show riders, coaches, race trainers, grooms, area business owners and authors, a packed house. A special thank you to volunteer lead organizer of the event, Connie Sandusky.

We had FOUR outstanding groups donate creative packages for the Biggest Bid Challenge. The winner was Stone Place Stables, Prospect, Kentucky with The Diva Show Experience package "including top shelf grooming and cleaning products for your horse, treats and saddle pads, dinner at one of Louisville's best steak houses, a premier dry cleaner's gift certificate, a premier tack shop gift certificate, horse show entry, braiding, clipping, bathing and overnight stabling for your horse, lunch on the day of the show, and tack cleaning for you the night before the show. A Blue Ribbon Day no matter how you place at the show!"

OCTOBER 2012: THANKS to all who participated in the Second Stride 2nd Annual Charity Golf Scramble! CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT >>.

MAY 2012: Many Thanks to everyone who attended the "DERBY WEEK VIP PARTY"! - Sponsored by MOLLY MALONE'S. Volunteers, fans, breeders, trainers (INCLUDING KENTUCKY DERBY WINNING TRAINER DOUG O'NEILL!), jockeys, handicappers and neighbors showed their support, May 1, 2012. The event at the pubís Highlands location drew a crowd that packed the building. It was the largest single fundraiser to date for Second Stride, raising $15,000 for retired thoroughbred racehorses! READ THE PRESS RELEASE >>

APRIL 2012: Thank you to all who joined the crowd packed wall-to-wall at the BRISTOL BAR & GRILLE, April 12, 2012! "PONY TALES SPRING FLING" was a HUGE SUCCESS with over $4000 raised for the horses of Second Stride!

May 2011: THANKS to all who attended the Shenanigans Irish Grille's "Meet & Greet" with Kentucky Derby winning trainer Chip Woolley, Jr. CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT.

April 2011: THANKS to everyone who joined us for The 3rd Annual Hats & Horses Bourbon Dinner, April 21, 2011 at the Bristol Bar & Grille in Prospect, Kentucky. The event featured beautifully designed Oaks and Derby hats from Madam Foo Foo Couture, Bourbon inspired three course dinner, including a Woodford Reserve Bourbon Taste, live music and a silent auction. Nearly $3000 was raised for the Second Stride retired racehorses! CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT.


July 2010: THANKS to all who participated in the Second Stride hosted charity fundraiser, Handicappers Helping Horses, on July 10th, 2010. The event was held at Shenanigans Irish Grille, in Louisville. CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT.

April 2010: THANKS to everyone who came out to the The Annual John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair at the Kentucky Horse Park. CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT.

April 2010: THANKS to everyone who came out to the 2nd Annual "Hats & Horses" Bourbon Dinner at the Bristol Bar & Grille in Prospect Kentucky. CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT.

February 2010: THANKS to everyone who came out to the Second Stride Fundraiser Handicapping Contest at Chick Inn! CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THIS EVENT.