Who we are

We’re a group of dedicated racing industry professionals providing a safe path to a new career for our thoroughbred stars of the bluegrass state.

Second Stride provides professional rehabilitation, retraining and placement of retired thoroughbred racehorses. The program specializes in giving retired thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in something new.

Visit our Oldham County, Kentucky farm to learn about Second Stride, and see our amazing adoptable thoroughbreds preparing for new careers. Tours last 1 hour and can be booked by appointment at flexible times and days. For best availability please request tours with as much notice as possible. This is an outdoor walking tour, so dress accordingly. Visitors will leave with a gift from the Bluegrass! To visit our facility and our adoptable horses, contact: info@secondstride.org

Second Stride is proud to have SOMETHING AWESOME as our thoroughbred ambassador. Thank you to Adena Springs for trusting us with his care and transition. Currently he's training off site in ranch work, but usually he's in charge of greeting visitors to our Oldham County, KY location.
Adopt a horse
  • 5 year old thoroughbred mare
  • SHANGHAI BOBBY (Harlan's Holiday) out of Venado by Unbridled's Song
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • 16+ hands. Race winner, last raced 3/23/2019 at Gulfstream Park, last worked 04/11/2019 at Churchill Downs.

    She seems to be a very athletic horse with potential for any sport.

    Full entry evaluation is pending.

  • 5 year old thoroughbred mare
  • LANGFUHR (Danzig) out of Fomal Dannie by Formal Dinner
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • Never raced but last breezed on 12/04/2020 at Highpointe Training Center.

    16.3 hands. By noted broodmare sire Langfuhr, out of a Raja Baba line mare. Raja Baba was well noted as a sport horse sire line. Her owner decided not to race her due to a minor ankle issue.

    She rode sound for us, and her exercise rider reported that she was always fun to ride at the training center, and super brave. She rode around the facility by the woods with deer jumping out, and other distractions, never spooked and nothing bothered her.

    Her rider feels she should make a great trail horse. She could also show and would be best suited for an owner willing to go as far as she can.

    Her personality is kind but strong willed, and she gets along with her friends. Not herd bound at all.

    She has a cyst and a chip, left front ankle. We have xrays. She is an occasional cribber controlled with strap.

  • 2 year old thoroughbred filly
  • ALMASTY (Scat Daddy) out of Havana Miss by Zanjero
  • Bred in Pennsylvania
  • 15.2 hands. This cute filly is a blank slate. She was in race training and just not the level they wanted. She does have a way of going called “Stringhalt” that makes one back leg have exaggerated movement at walk. It does not impede performance or usefulness and is not painful or from an injury. Barely noticeable while training under saddle at walk. Undetectable at trot and canter.

    If you are wanting a young horse to bond with and bring along that has just enough handling and training, yet has not been exposed to actual racing, this is your gal! She has a short back, boxy build that would do well for family use or western riding situations, possibly even other sports.

    She rode great for us and is really quite a fancy mover!


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