The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation has awarded the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation $10,000 to be earmarked for educational purposes. TRF collaborates with correctional facilities in eight states to provide vocational training to inmates who care for horses that are not suitable for second athletic careers. TRF will use the TERF donation to implement the Second Chances Farm Groom Elite (SCGE) Vocational program at all TRF Second Chance Programs to provide standardized level of education at each facility, educate inmates on proper care of Thoroughbreds, and create higher skilled individuals who can receive gainful employment upon release from prison.
TERF's grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF's current board, includes co-chairs Kathleen Anderson, DVM, and James Orsini, DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer, VMD, Josh Pons and Lucy Zungailia.