Silent Auction

The 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover Silent Auction is OPEN! Sponsored by Thor-Bred Stables, the Silent Auction runs during Makeover week and closes at 2 PM on Saturday, October 15. Items will be on display at the Makeover, but bidding is online, meaning you can participate from anywhere in the world.

The RRP Mission

The RRP exists to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in equestrian sports and serving the farms, trainers, and organizations that transition them.

With a market-based approach to aftercare, the Retired Racehorse Project empowers those involved with Thoroughbred ex-racehorses through education, service, and inspiration.

Your support helps us continue that good work!

Featured RRP Gear

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"Buckland is proud to stand behind the RRP and the important role they play in aftercare. Their work to expand the market for off-track Thoroughbreds makes it easier for organizations and individuals to place them in capable hands after racing."

Zach Madden, Buckland Sales Agency
"TCA has supported RRP for a decade because their programs successfully work to create a market and demand for former racers. This work is an integral part of Thoroughbred aftercare."
Erin Halliwell, Thoroughbred Charities of America

"The RRP has been nothing short of a force for Thoroughbred aftercare -- what the organization has done for the value of a retired racehorse is absolutely incredible. The RRP has also created a platform for trainers that specialize in transitioning Thoroughbreds into second careers. It is because of the RRP that I have been able to build a business doing what I love and I now have a second career of my own!”

Rosie Napravnik, Two-Time Kentucky Oaks Winning Jockey


“The Thoroughbred Makeover is a huge commitment and not something to be taken lightly, but the RRP staff are amazing in the communications department with webinars and live events. I got all of my questions answered about the Makeover, the Kentucky Horse Park, and the arrival exam, but also got a lot of out of the educational webinars too, including equine nutrition, OTTB research, and panel discussion with past trainers.”

Tammy Botsford, Makeover Participant

    RRP News

    November 21, 2022

    How Will You Make an Impact For the Breed?

    Help the RRP continue its meaningful work in Thoroughbred aftercare by contributing now to the year-end campaign!

    November 16, 2022

    Retired Racehorse Project Announces 2023 Thoroughbred Makeover Dates, Fee Changes

    The Retired Racehorse Project announced today that the Thoroughbred Makeover will return to the Kentucky Horse Park for its eighth year October 11th-14th, 2023.

    Featured Education Article

    December 1, 2021

    Grooming on the Track

    Racehorses, just like riding and show horses, get groomed to the nines