Check out the article by Bunny Hinzman on our TROTT Legends event during Breeder's Cup week!

3. Can visitors make an appointment to meet the animals in person?

A well run organization is always happy to have visitors, and media attention.

To sum up, a well run nonprofit will not be top heavy with most of the donations going to pay management. They will be transparent through their IRS 990. They will have verifiable success stories of their mission being accomplished.

And they will welcome visitors and media to their facilities!

If you have a question, please email

Q & A

1. Is the organization a 501(C)(3)?

This designation means your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law, and the organization’s tax returns are viewable at <> The nonprofit’s tax form 990 will show how much money was raised, and how it was spent. It takes 6-12 months to get the IRS designation, and every nonprofit should have one.

We get many questions about life at the racetrack, about what happens to the horses after the track, and everything in between.
​So we decided to start a little Q&A on the blog to help clarify  what we can.


How do I choose an animal organization to support?
How can I tell if a nonprofit is being run ethically, and fits with my charitable giving philosophy?


Ask yourself the following 3 questions:

2. Have you seen mission accomplished photos–not just heart wrenching photos of sadness and abuse?

A well run nonprofit will have success stories showing what your donations helped accomplish.

You should see photos of animals who have been adopted into permanent homes–not just foster homes. Placing  animals into temporary foster homes is not a success story.

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Bloodhorse article re Penny Chenery Secretariat/TROTT benefit:

Great article excerpted from 'Beyond The Track', by Anna Ford. See how to choose the right Thoroughbred for your discipline.


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