TRF Launches '20 Hay Drive Challenge with $60K Matched Donation


Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) announced the launch of its 2020 Hay Drive challenge–Hay, Oats and Water with a $60,000 matching gift from the Santulli Family Foundation. The Santulli's will match every dollar donated to the TRF up to $60,000 for this campaign. The TRF's goal for the 2020 Hay Drive is $120,000 to cover the cost of hay for hundreds of former racehorses. The TRF is in its 37th year of providing sanctuary, retirement and second chances for Thoroughbreds no longer able to compete on the racetrack. The campaign will be conducted by direct mail, email and social media as well as one-on-one donation requests.

“Hay is one of our largest horse care expenses and the most important element of a horse's diet, particularly in the winter.” says Jennifer Stevens, Director of Development at the TRF.

With the help of the Santulli Family Foundation, the TRF had its most successful Hay Drive to date in 2019.

“The Santulli's are longtime supporters of the TRF having funded several areas of need for the organization throughout the years. We are immensely grateful for their contributions to the TRF and the Thoroughbred aftercare effort,” said Patricia Stickney, TRF Executive Director. “Their generous gift will not only help our horses but inspire others to do the same.”

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