Posted in January 2014
On January 16, 2014, Palace Prankster went to his new home. We are already getting updates via Facebook from his adopter. She is thrilled at his potential and we can't wait to see what he will be doing.
Prankster is the 40th horse to be placed since the inception of the organization. We are proud of what we've accomplished so far and look forward to the future. We also thank all our adopters and supporters for making our program successful.
From February 2013
TROT $1,000,000 HOLE-IN-ONE SHOOTOUT A SUCCESS
This event, held in conjunction with Golfest Presented by Tampa Bay Championship on February 9th and 10th at The Downs Golf Practice Facility, was a hit. Click here for more information on this event.
From September 2012
PCHA JUMP FOR TROT HUNTER CLASSIC A SUCCESS!
The Pinellas County Hunter Association's Jump for TROT Hunter Classic was held on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds. It was a success! Twenty-six exhibitors were entered. All the entry fees were donated to TROT and several winners donated all or a portion of their winnings back to TROT. A total of $1,750 was donated by the PCHA.
Disco Dis Way was also at the show. She was paraded in the ring before the Hunter Classic. It was her first event post-racing and she did great! We also had a table at the Classic and the horse show that weekend and raised another $475 from general donations and t-shirt and magnet sales.
We would like to thank the PCHA and the exhibitors who donated their winnings for their generosity. It's truly appreciated. We also want to thank Tenney's Custom Saddlery for their generous donation, Sleepy Oaks Farm for their donation of horse supplies and all those who stopped by our table to make a donation, purchase some of our items or just get information about our organization and our horses. We can't do this without your support. We look forward to doing this again next year!
Posted in August 2012
TROT'S EFFORTS AND SUCCESS RECOGNIZED WITH MAJOR GRANTS
Click here for the official press release.
From 2011 and earlier
Alex Brown Book Signing to Benefit TROT
Alex Brown was out on April 3, 2011 for a book signing of "Greatness and Goodness: The Legacy of Barbaro" at Tampa Bay Downs. He was sold out in 2 hours! TROT will receive a limited supply of autographed books for sale. A portion of proceeds from each book sale will be donated to TROT. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy!
TROT Partners with Amber Glen Feed Depot & Tack
Amber Glen Feed Depot & Tack has recently partnered with TROT to assist with the mission of safely retiring Tampa's racehorses. Located in Pinellas Park, Amber Glen is one of the few family owned and operated Feed and Tack stores left. They are also the Pinellas County dealer for Seminole, Nutrena, and Manna Pro Feeds. In addition to the full line of equine feeds and hay, Amber Glen carries Blue Buffalo, Nature's Recipe, Diamond, Natural Balance, California Naturals, and Nature's Choice brand dog and cat food. They also have wild and domestic bird food, rabbit, hamster, guinea pig, ferret, sugar glider, chinchilla and reptile feed and supplies.
TROT is extremely lucky to have a generous partner in Amber Glen Feed Depot & Tack. Look for monthly promotions, special offers, and discount program for those who adopt a TROT horse. The discount program is still in development, but adoptees will receive a 5% discount on feed and a 10% discount on shelf items (ie. fly spray, wormers, ect). Amber Glen offers a wide variety of equine products for every discipline; if you can't find what you are looking for, they will gladly order it. They also have a large consignment room full of great bargains.
Amber Glen Feed Depot & Tack is located at 6076 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park, FL 33781. They can be reached at 727-547-8495.
Visit the Amber Glen website at
Thank you Elisabeth Ferrera!!
Elisabeth Ferrera is a student of local trainer, Alisha Larid (PinellasHorse.com), and went to TROT on the Track in May. She was so impacted by that, that when her 9th birthday came up, she wanted to raise money for the race horses. She had a horse ride birthday party and instead of gifts, Elisabeth requested a donation of at least $5 to go to TROT. She raised $114 in a completely selfless act. Pretty awesome for a little girl! Great job Elisabeth!!! The horses thank you!!
Welcome to the TROT Family...
Danielle G & "Wild Alana"
Debbie S & "Lost One's Halo" aka "George"
Rebecca W & "MVP Grand"
Kathleen M & "Tre Cool"
Donna M & "Good Trip" aka "Little Trip"
As the newest adopters, you join a family who has a passion for retired Thoroughbreds and can see their value beyond the track. Thank you for opening up your homes and hearts to these wonderful horses!
TROT the Track Recap...
On May 1, 2010, Tampa Bay Downs hosted the 1st Annual TROT the Track fundraiser to benefit Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa. It was a successful event attracting over 50 participants and raising much needed funds to support Tampa's retired Thoroughbreds awaiting homes. Supporters who attended got the opportunity to walk the 1 mile "Oldsmar Oval" prior to the start of racing on the always exciting, Kentucky Derby Day. Tampa Bay Downs and TROT mascot "Mouse" led the way, followed by the Tampa Mounted Police, and the field of participants.
Along with the walk, attendees were able to bid on exciting silent auction items and enter the raffle drawing for fantastic horse services. TROT would like to thank Foxwood Saddlery, Lizanne Quinn of Harmony Touch Equine Massage, Julia Westcot of Showtime Skeletal Solutions, NancyLee Bielawski DVM of Tampa Bay Equine Practice, www.beachhorses.com, Jack Willie's, and many of the other businesses who graciously donated to help raise donations and awareness.
Start planning for next year's event, where we will have a fabulous Derby hat contest and more fanastic prizes! This annual event will be come a standing tradition for Kentucky Derby Day at Tampa Bay Downs.