CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation working to save more than three dozen Standardbreds due to ship to the slaughterhouse.

 As of Aug. 8, 13 had been diverted but 25 were still at risk. Some were tagged for the trip on Aug. 8, a few have until Friday, Aug. 10.

Those saved include Bullville Kriss, Nu Example and Icey Rose who were taken back by breeders and owners, while Fox Valley Tucson, and Royal Nation were saved privately. Crazy Horse, R M Fantasie, Clam Sauce, and Red Energy were released from the manifest and are safe, but need homes. Davinci and Shezlikemycousin are also safe and have homes. Granny Clampet and Mystical China are safe but have no home offers.

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The remaining 25 still need funds for their release from the trip to slaughter, as well as homes. 

Donations for horses whose "kill prices" are paid for either need a home or funds to carry them through quarantine, rehabilitation, homing and the follow-up process so they are never at risk again. SRF is unable to take on anymore horses at this time, with 393 under their expense and care, homes are also very much needed.

The horses are located in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas and New York. All but a few are emaciated, aged, and injured. One is already 30 years old, he has an injury to his eye and his age shows everywhere on his body; he is the son of Amity Chef. Most had days on the track followed by years of pulling heavy farm equipment, and or served as transportation.

Tax deductible donations pay for each, ship them to safety and for quarantine, rehabilitation, boarding and a home. To make a gift to help, (paypal or website link), to offer a home contact Tammy at 609-738-3255 or

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