Under a ruling passed in 2011 by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission (OHRC), funds from the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account may be used to help qualifying equine welfare organizations care for retired and unwanted Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbreds. Funding for the program will come from the state's Thoroughbred owners registration fees to support it. Thoroughbreds are required to meet certain requirements in order to be supported by the program.


Without the generous funding of this program, the OTRP would not be able to help as many OTTBs.



In 2013, the Thoroughbred Racing Association Of Oklahoma created a similar funding program to help

retired racehorses like the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission program initiated in 2011.  This program however helps horses, which have raced in Oklahoma but are not part of the Oklahoma-bred program. 


Nonprofit organizations are required to meet TRAO standards to receive funds to care for eligible horses. 


This fund has enabled the OTRP to help many non Oklahoma bred horses.




Remington Park has sponsored both Shane's Indian and Zenman since December 2008.  Both horses had been purchased by a Kill Buyer at the Jones, Okla. sale and were awaiting shipment to Mexico for slaughter.  The OTRP with the help of Remington Park purchased both horses from the buyer and saved their lives.


Both horses are now permanent retirees and are living happily with the OTRP permanent retiree herd.


In 2013, Remington Park started hosting the Oklahoma Derby Wine Festival to benefit the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program which has now turned into a growing annual event.  




The Thoroughbred Charities of America is a charitable organization that provides grants to non-profit organizations that work toward improving the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses and the people who work with them. TCA offers the Thoroughbred industry and its supporters a way to give to one organization while helping many.


Our deepest thanks to the TCA for their generous grants awarded to the OTRP since 2011. With the help of TCA, the OTRP has been able to help more Thoroughbreds like Andrus coming off the track transition to new careers. Thanks you so much – on behalf of Andrus and all the Thoroughbreds we serve – for believing in second chances.







The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation (TAA) is a nonprofit organization that serves as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities.


To hold TAA accreditation, an organization must complete a thorough application process and meet the TAA Code of Standards, both of which have been reviewed and approved by the American Humane Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. The application process includes a review of their operations, education, horse healthcare management, facility standards and services and adoption policies and protocols, and an on-site inspection of their facilities by TAA representatives.


In 2014, the OTRP was very excited and so very thankful to be awarded accredidation from the TAA.




The OTRP would like to thank the ASPCA for their 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 grant awards. The grants were awarded for ongoing care and retraining of our horses. With your faithful financial contributions over the years, you’ve demonstrated your deep commitment to our work.  These grants greatly enhance our opportunities to place additional horses, which in turn, allows availability for more horses to come into the program.

ASPCA Hay Bale-Out
The ASPCA generously awarded the OTRP in 2012 a $10,000 grant as one of their Hay

Bale-Out recipients. We are so excited to be able to give back to the community and help horse owners in need, and so proud to be chosen as a recipient of this wonderful grant. With this grant we were able to help many horse owners purchase hay who could not afford it otherwise due to inflated prices. This enabled horse owners to feed their horses, which in turn made it possible for owners to keep their horses.  Thank you again ASPCA.




In the summer of 2013, the GO Hunter Jumper Association generously started donating the entry fees for the Thoroughbred only classes to the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program.  We formed a great relationship with so many involved in the GO Show and now Thoroughbred (TIP approved) only classes have been added to all their shows.  For upcoming shows go to  To apply for a TIP number go to



Our deepest appreciation goes to Blue Horse Charities for their generous grant awarded to the OTRP in 2014. The OTRP is honored to be a recipient of this wonderful organization. Thank you Blue Horse Charities!


Founded in 2001, Blue Horse Charities is funded by contributions from buyers and sellers at

Fasig-Tipton auctions. All contributions are matched equally by Fasig-Tipton. In addition to granting funds, From 2014, Blue Horse Charities are merging their fundraising efforts into the industry’s Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance