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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 the extremely personable SOMETHING AWESOME as our thoroughbred ambassador. Thank you to Adena Springs for trusting us with his care and transition to a new career after racing. Something Awesome is now in charge of greeting visitors to our Oldham County, Kentucky farm location. Schedule your visit with Something Awesome and a tour of our farm >>
Adopt a horse
  • 5 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • TIZNOW (Cee's Tizzy) out of Dixie Strike by Dixie Union
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • 17 hands. Only 3 racing starts.  Last raced 12/19/2020.  Fancy mover and fancy looks!

    His full entry evaluation is pending.

  • 3 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • CAIRO PRINCE (Pioneerof the Nile) out of Cinnamon Kisses by Doneraile Court
  • Bred in Ontario
  • 16 hands. Only 3 lifetime racing starts, he last raced 3/17/2021 at Turfway Park.

    Currently on small paddock turnout, then he can start light riding. His full entry evaluation is pending.

  • 3 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • FIRING LINE (Line of David) out of Samantha Mulder by Lac Ouimet
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • 15.1 hands. Never raced. Very kind, sweet and ready to hit the trails!

    We’ve had him since 11/20.  His initial entry vet exam noted that he had a dropped left hip.  His hips are evening out with turnout.


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