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 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
  • 3 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • DAREDEVIL (More Than Ready) out of Noshameinthergame by Action This Day
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • 16.1 hands. Last raced at Turfway Park 12/18/2020.

    Exotic color lovers – here is a uniquely colored sooty chocolate liver chestnut!

    Final Game is a very kind boy whom his owners described as very chill. He has settled in nicely and loves to watch what is going on around the farm. He has not shown any vices in or out of the stall, and is very respectful of his handlers.

    Please note he is allergic to the medicine liquamycin.

    His full entry evaluation is pending.

  • 3 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • TEMPLE CITY (Dynaformer) out of Marilyn Monroan by Tapit
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • Beautiful and well bred gelding, ready to train for a new career. Last raced 6/1/2021 at Indiana Grand.

  • 5 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • INTO MISCHIEF (Harlan's Holiday) out of Sugarinthemorning by Candy Ride (ARG)
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • 16.3 hands. He reportedly has a sore ankle but no chip or fracture. He has been relaxing at his trainer’s farm since his last breeze on 11/07/2020 at Churchill Downs.

    He was very successful at the track with a record of 14 starts, 5 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third earning $187,526.

    Very kind boy with a personality as big as he is! Gorgeous and well built, he looks like a very nice prospect.

    He’s respectful to those who work with him. He is quiet in the stall, and when out with others at night he is quiet and settles down to graze quickly after stretching his legs.


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