CRITERIA FOR PLACING HORSES WITH TURNING FOR HOME, INC.
Which horses are eligible?
Any registered Thoroughbred who is in training at Philadelphia Park with a trainer who is based at the track for at least six months of the year is eligible to be placed into Turning For Home for no fee.
Trainers and owners wishing to retire horses can visit the TFH office in the administration office on the backside, or call Program Administrator Barbara Luna at 215-272-6716, email email@example.com for forms and information
Horses will be placed onto the program’s waiting list upon:
Submission of Foal Papers
Proof of negative Coggins test
Completely filled out Horse Intake Form and Sold Without Pedigree Form
Photo taken by program administrator
Veterinary evaluation , including all xrays or ultrasounds for those horses retiring due to injury.
No intact males can be placed until they have been gelded. The only exception is for horses on strict stall rest, and only then will castration be scheduled for a reduced rate by Turning For Home or its affiliated retirement organizations at the owner’s cost.
No horses will be accepted that have already been sent to a farm before the paperwork and photos have been taken.
Outer Drive, a four-year-old gelding who was placed into Turning For Home after fracturing a sesamoid late last year, enjoys the limelight as a cameraman from HBO films him at the
Turning For Home/South Jersey
Thoroughbred Rescue Open House in April.
Our thanks to Dr. Patty Hogan, who performed surgery on the handsome grey so that he could go on to a new career as a show horse.
Last month, HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel aired a follow up to their horse slaughter program from last year, and presented Philadelphia Park's Turning For Home racehorse retirement program as a positive step in which racing is taking to save Thoroughbreds when they retire from the track.
The 15 minute segment, shows very graphic images of slaughter plants, but ends on a positive note demonstrating the versatility of the breed, and the efforts that the PTHA has made on behalf of our equine athletes by starting
Turning For Home, Inc.