Thoroughbred Adoption Service Launched for Free Horses

 Lexington, Ky -  and  are teaming up to bring Thoroughbreds in need of homes to the attention of hundreds of thousands of horse owners across the United States. Creating this database was the brainchild of Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm in Lexington. With the Thoroughbred Adoption Services, any registered Thoroughbred, of any age, is eligible to be placed on this database of free horses. The database will be housed on and will be promoted in the Thoroughbred industry by The Blood-Horse and and in the pleasure horse and sport horse industries by The Horse and

In these tough economic times some Thoroughbreds need to find other homes and careers. This database allows Thoroughbred owners, breeders, and trainers to place a description of a Thoroughbred in front of horse industry participants with the objective of finding a good home for that horse. Any transactions will be the responsibility of the owner of the horse, who will be contacted directly by those interested in adopting that horse.

If you-or someone you know-has a Thoroughbred in need of a new home, please visit Or you can visit Add A Horse to add a horse or Horses Available to view horses seeking new homes.

Blood-Horse Publications recommends that anyone giving away a horse, whether to a private individual or a welfare/rescue organization, learn as much as possible about that person or group prior to giving the horse away. There have been unscrupulous individuals and groups who take horses under the pretense of giving them good homes, then sell them for slaughter. (See article "Rescue Highlights Danger of Free Horses".)

The article "Horse Rescue Organizations: Questions to Ask" offers tips on how to make sure the person or group who takes your horse has good intentions. There are also other organizations that are recognized throughout the Thoroughbred and horse industries as being legitimate places to donate your horses, especially sound horses looking for other careers. The article "Options for Ex-Racehorses" offers the names and contact information for some of these groups whether you are interested in donating or adopting a Thoroughbred. offers an online directory of welfare and rescue organizations, as does the Unwanted Horse Coalition.

Blood-Horse Publications encourages everyone to spread the word to help Thoroughbreds find new homes and careers.

About Blood-Horse Publications:

Blood-Horse Publications is a multimedia publishing company that traces its roots to 1916. Its flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, is a publication of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), and is the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Blood-Horse MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official Kentucky Derby souvenir magazine; Auction Edge and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including,,,, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications; and

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