The Jockey Club maintains a longstanding and growing commitment to enhance the welfare and safety of Thoroughbreds when their racing and breeding careers have ended.

The non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.

Thoroughbred Connect is a free online service designed to assist with placement of Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing or breeding careers. Those interested in providing assistance or aftercare can attach their name and contact information to the electronic records of Thoroughbreds within The Jockey Club’s database.

To encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, the Thoroughbred Incentive Program offers sponsorship for Thoroughbred-only classes and divisions, high point Thoroughbred awards at open horse shows and competitions, a Thoroughbred of the Year Award and a Young Rider of the Year Award.