Located on a historic breeding farm not far from Churchill Downs, Second Stride is a nonprofit transition program providing rehabilitation, training and adoptions for Thoroughbreds at every stage of life — race horses needing a change of pace, broodmares looking for a third career, and youngsters not even one year old. The Second Stride program was designed to champion the Thoroughbred horses bred, raised and raced in our wonderful Bluegrass state of Kentucky. Since its inception in 2005, the program has helped over 1,500 retired Thoroughbreds find new homes.
Second Stride champions the Thoroughbred breed and delights in welcoming guests to interact with the horses as they learn about the path and future of Thoroughbreds beyond racing. Up close and personal interactions with the horses allow for visitors to fall in love with the Thoroughbred.