Who we are

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 retired thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in something new.  Since 2005, we have placed over 1,400 retired thoroughbred racehorses 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
  • 4 year old thoroughbred filly
  • Classic Empire (Pioneerof The Nile) out of Happy Motoring by Harlan's Holiday
  • Bred in KY
  • 15.3 hands. She last worked on 9/9/22. She retired with a bowed tendon in February 2023. She is sound and currently on round pen turnout.

    As her name suggests, she is pure class. Well built and striking, she is sure to wow judges in the show ring! She has adjusted well to life off the track and is well mannered. She enjoys her grooming sessions and stands well while being worked on. She was good for the vet and farrier and is respectful of her handlers.

    She should be suitable for any discipline once properly rehabilitated. She will be ready for light riding on 5/1/23 pending rehab.

    Second Stride will pay for Classiness to participate in the RRP. She is also half off to any repeat adopters in good standing through May 1.

    Ride eval pending.

    She stood well for the vet and farrier.

Surfer Dude
  • 4 year old thoroughbred colt(will be castrated after stall rest)
  • Curlin (Smart Strike) out of Tiz Miz nSue by Tiz Now
  • Bred in KY
  • 15.3 plus hands. He last worked on 2/20/23 and retired with a right front sesamoid fracture. He is on stall rest until 3/20/23. At that time he will be castrated and able to be adopted.

    Dude will have limited athletic ability due to his injury but will be suitable for flat work and we think he would look great doing ranch work or dressage! Alot of versatility with a lot of bling!

    Dude is quiet in his stall and doesn’t bother his neighbors. He is currently being hand walked for a few minutes each day and does well.

    Dude is a race winner of over $310,000 and has a heart for competing and winning! He will make a great project for someone needing a versatile flat horse.

Brown Bag
  • 17 year old thorougbred mare
  • Menifee (Harlan) out of Spring Break by Crafty Prospector
  • Bred in KY
  • 16 plus hands. She has been retired from show life and is now deserving a loving forever pasture home. She is a very kind mare who is sweet with anyone. She is respectful of her handlers and pasture mates. She settles down quickly to graze and keeps to herself while out. She can go out alone or with others and is settled.

    Brownie loves her grooming sessions and hangs her head peacefully while being worked on. She wall ties and doesn’t mind the buzz or feel of the clippers. She is quiet in her stall and doesn’t bother her neighbors.

    She will make a great companion, or lesson horse for those learning horsemanship skills. She is not rideable.

    Brownie is well deserving of a home to live out the rest of her life. She has served her riders well and is looking to be a loving companion to you and or your working horses. She loves to babysit as well!

    She is eligible for a $600 shipping credit.



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