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TRF Farm Manager Jim Tremper greets Emotional High at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, which celebrates its 30th anniversary of prisoner-horse program Second Chances.

TRF marks 30 years pairing inmates with T-breds

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation celebrates the 30th anniversary of its hallmark Second Chances program next week at the Wallkill Correctional Facility in New York. On these grounds where the first of nine programs pairing prisoners with retired ex-racehorses for a transformative experience, a celebration will kick off at 11 a.m., June 19. The festivities will include a tour of the Wallkill Correctional Facility’s farm, where legendary ex-racehorse Quick Call, 30, happily roams in tranquility after a stellar racing career. Quick Call raced 89 times for Hall of Fame trainer Sid Walters and earned more than $800,000. But it’s in his […]