Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc.

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Mission

Our mission is to provide off the track thoroughbreds with a soft landing after the end of their racing careers by giving them ample rehabilitation and retraining, transitioning them to a new career. We also work to educate and demonstrate to the public how versatile and quiet thoroughbreds are through clinics, shows, parades, community events, etc. All stallions/colts are gelded upon arrival and all of our mares are adopted with a no breeding contract. We also host low-cost/free gelding clinics in order to combat over-breeding. Thoroughbreds are known for their athleticism, heart and desire to please. Ride an OTTB today!

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Mrs. Collette Duddy

Main address

121 Dawson Hill Road

Spencer, NY 14883 USA

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EIN

46-1182639

NTEE code info

Other Services (D60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is helping to address homeless horses. Over-breeding and the ability to ship horses to slaughter in Canada and Mexico leaves many horses with no where to go. Our organization specifically works with off-the-track thoroughbred racehorses.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Social Club Initiative Gelding Program

Through grants and fundraising, we offer free/low-cost gelding clinics twice a year open to all equine breeds.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our main focus is on retraining and rehoming of thoroughbreds. Our thoroughbreds come straight off the track (mainly Finger Lakes Race Track) and through local ads (Craigslist, Facebook, etc). and are given downtime/rehab before being retrained to a career that suits their individual needs. We then adopt out our thoroughbreds with a no racing/no auction/no breeding contract that includes right of first refusal.

Population(s) Served
Adults

An all-thoroughbred benefit horse show to promote the athleticism and versatility of the breed. We had a day of riding education featuring a gymnastic clinic, private dressage lessons, and an obstacle demonstration as well as an adoption showcase the day before the horse show. The all-thoroughbred horse show had classes ranging from leadline to walk/trot through 2'9 hunters and 3' jumpers, including two T.I.P. classes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Second Chance Thoroughbreds has limited funding available to help pay veterinary services for humane euthanasia of equines.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 2022

Equus Guardian 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Thoroughbred Retraining and Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Rehoming horses into hopefully their forever homes, also considered adoption.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Thoroughbred Retraining and Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of horses entering our program including horses donated.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Thoroughbred Retraining and Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

# of horses adopted per year, also considered rehoming.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to help as many off the track thoroughbreds into new homes and new careers as we can; to provide a soft landing to horses at the end of their racing careers, to retrain thoroughbreds into new suitable careers based on individual strengths, to provide low-cost/free gelding clinics to address the issues of overpopulation and indiscriminate breeding, and to educate the public on the versatility of the breed.

We take in thoroughbreds straight from the track (mainly Finger Lakes Race Track) and through urgent local ads (Craigslist, Facebook, etc.). We are also a part of Take The Lead, a thoroughbred placement program sponsored by the NY Thoroughbred Horseman's Association.

We contact former racing connections (owners, breeders, trainers) to ask for assistance in caring for and/or purchasing our thoroughbreds. Any funding we receive goes directly to our horses care including veterinary services, farrier work, dentistry, feeding and bedding.

We also write grants for funding to go towards horse care and gelding clinics.

The thoroughbreds we take in are generally those that are at risk or have uncertain futures - need to be "moved fast," recent injuries, stallions/colts, underweight, or those priced low enough that they could potentially end up at auction (usually $500 or less).

Our executive director and her husband serve as the main caretakers for our thoroughbreds and live on the premises. Additionally, one board member lives a short distance down the road and can be called if needed. Other neighbors have farm equipment and land should any resources be needed in times of emergency.

We actively seek out grant sources to assist in financials but again, only maintain a number of horses that we can support without outside funding.

We have been accredited with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance since 2016. We are also a member of the NYTHA's Take The Lead Program. To increase our visibility, we list our thoroughbreds as part of A Home For Every Horse in collaboration with equine.com.

In the last 10 years, we have retrained and placed over 100 thoroughbreds into new homes. In 2021, 13 horses were adopted into new homes, and we currently have 8 horses in our program. We have community social programs including the Cool Moon Hay Bank, the Rainbow Ridge Fund and the Social Club Gelding Initiative.

Financials

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Operations

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Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Collette Duddy

Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Term: 2001 - 2025

Maisey Pautz

Robyn Null

Wendy Thompson

Collette Duddy

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/29/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability