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
  • 7 year old thoroughbred mare
  • Trappe Shot (Tapit) out of Heritage House by Tale of the Cat
  • Bred in Florida
  • Never raced. 15.3 hands. She is very kind, a great ride, and quiet. The kids love her!

    She loves attention, stands nicely for grooming and tacking up. She enjoys her friends and loves her people!

    Her entry vet evaluation found her to be sound. She will be suitable for most any use.

  • 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!

    He sustained a left front sesamoid fracture in mid December, 2020. He has been  rehabbed and cleared for light riding.

    He is very green under saddle, but has lots of potential. He tries hard to please, and is very smart, but will need a patient rider. He’ll need to be in a program with a trainer looking to bring a horse along, or with an advanced student with a trainer. He needs to take baby steps as he simply doesn’t know anything except how to run. He’s very forward thinking and wouldn’t be suitable for a green or intermediate rider.

    Super flashy dude! He  stood completely still when clipping his bridle path and he stood like a gentleman for the farrier. With the right person, he’ll be an incredible horse.

    His full entry evaluation is pending.

  • 9 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • STRUT THE STAGE (Theatrical (IRE)) out of Torreadora by El Prado (IRE)
  • Bred in Ontario
  • 16.1 hands. Winning race record in 32 starts, 13-4-4, earning $187,352! Last raced 9/7/2020. Retired with a fetlock injury.

    He gets along well with others. He is good with grooming and tacking up, and enjoys being with people.

    He is beautiful and kind, but not an amateur’s horse. He will need an experienced rider to bring him along. He has a bright future for the right person. Super fun to work with and train.


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