Who we are

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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
  • 1 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • ? (?) out of Soldier in Pink by Declaration of War
  • Bred in ?
  • 14.2 hands. Kind, sensible gelding who enjoys being with people and does fine turning out with 1 other gelding.

    He’s best suited as a therapy horse for grooming, painting horse parts and showing, plus receiving love. He’d also be great for a B&B farm to greet and interact with visitors.

  • 3 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • CARPE DIEM (Giant's Causeway) out of Lemon Sugar by Lemon Drop Kid
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • Never raced. He came in with a hoof abscess that is still healing. He had a screw put in a knee in the past and that is healed. He is ready for retraining after his abscess heals.

    He has nice size at 16 hands, and is a lovely bay with lots of potential. He is kind, nice to work with on the ground. Good for grooming and farrier. He’s settling into farm life well and will go on turnout in a few weeks.

    Full entry evaluation pending.

  • 3 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • SUMMER FRONT (War Front) out of Sierra Olivia by Pulpit
  • Bred in Kentucky
  • 16.1 hands. Last raced 4/10/2021 at Gulfstream Park.

    Retired with a right front complete displaced lateral condylar fracture and lateral sesamoid axial fracture. Surgery stated lag screw fixation, and that the prognosis is favorable.

    He’s finishing 30 days stall rest, then re-xray to assess healing. He’s kind and easy going for grooming.

    Full entry evaluation is pending.


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