Our Mission

Second Stride’s mission is to provide professional rehabilitation, retraining and placement of retired thoroughbred racehorses with qualified adopters.

We specialize in giving transitioning thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in something new. 

Since our founding in 2005, we have placed over 1,500 retired thoroughbred racehorses and other thoroughbreds in need with qualified adopters around the country.



Second Stride is proud to have 2014 Kentucky Derby contender, General A Rod as our ambassador! He would love to welcome you to our Oldham County, Kentucky farm for a tour.
Adopt a horse
King’s Mistress
  • 3 year old thoroughbred filly
  • Palace Malice (Curlin) out of Chick Chaser by Elusive Quality
  • Bred in KY
  • 16 hands. She last raced on 8/26/23 and retired sound.

    Mistress is a very sweet filly with a sensible mind. She is quiet in her stall and while out. She keeps to herself and seems to be an easy keeper. She is easy to bathe and groom and is respectful of her handlers. She has a lovely floaty gait while trotting around the field. She gets along with her pasture friends and is an all around good girl.

    Mistress should be suitable for any discipline that you choose to point her towards.

    We do have radiographs of her ankles.


22 Highestmanintenace
  • 1 year old thoroughbred filly
  • Bolt D' Oro (Medaglia D' Oro) out of Highestmaintenace by Macho Uno
  • Bred in KY
  • Growing. She never raced and retired with arthritis in the right knee. We do have x-rays and our vet didn’t think the arthritis was much of an issue. She does have a small chip in the knee.

    She is very sweet. She walks nicely on a lead rope and seems respectful of her handlers. She is turned out with 2 other yearling fillies and is learning how to be a horse. She seems intelligent and classy. She does look at new things she encounters but hasn’t spooked at anything yet. 

    She is currently learning ground work and takes that in stride. She should be ready to go under saddle later this fall. Once fully broke to ride, she should be suitable for any discipline.

    A sweet youngster with a lot of potential for whatever discipline you choose for her.

    Ride eval pending.

  • 7 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • Toronado (IRE) (High Chapparral (IRE)) out of Mahendra (GER) by Next Desert (IRE)
  • Bred in France
  • 16 hands. He last worked on 7/8/23 and was retired. In November of 2021, he had a left front fetlock injury. There are fragments and arthritis in the fetlock and arthritis in the hock as well. He is now sound and has no issues.

    Trib goes out with other geldings and does well. He is energetic in the field and likes to play. He is good for his handlers and was also good for the vet and farrier. Trib is very curious and intelligent. A classy horse that has traveled the world and earned over $1.15M on the racetrack. A wonderful horse to add to your life. He should excel in dressage or any flat type work. 


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