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

ABOUT SECOND STRIDE
Adopt a horse
STARGAZER LILY
  • 4 year old thoroughbred filly
  • ASTROLOGY (A.P. Indy) out of Awesome Alexa by Awesome Again
  • Bred in Indiana
  • 17+ hands. She is a race winner, last start 1/8/2021. Retired sound but slow. Nice mover, athletic, willing and smart!

    ADOPTION PENDING

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KARATE KEN
  • 4 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • FIRST SAMURAI (Giant's Causeway) out of Barbie Wire by Tapit
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • Never raced. Very well bred. Retired with a mild left front suspensory ligament strain. He is unraced but has published works, last one 6/14/2020, so RRP eligible. Kind, smart and curious. Lovely mover!

    ADOPTION PENDING

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CRYPTO
  • 4 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • Bodemeister (Empire Maker) out of Counterparty by Exchange Rate
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • 16.1 hands. Race winner, last raced 10/15/2020. Retired with a fractured left front sesamoid. Handsome young man behaved well on stall rest since the injury.

    In his entry vet exam, he flexed well and showed no swelling. He is still on 30 to 60 days stall rest, followed by 2 months turn out before he can begin light training.

    Our vet recommends 4-6 months of controlled exercise and evaluation with x-rays every 2 months. Once healed he should have full athletic ability.

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