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New Affiliates

New Affiliates

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact Nancy at Read more

Welcome! CANTER Texas

We welcome a new affiliate to CANTER—CANTER Texas! New horse listings are NOW available! If you are a Texas trainer looking to list a horse, or want to become a volunteer for Texas, please contact Laura Holmes at: Read more

Welcome! CANTER Washington

We welcome a new affiliate to CANTER—CANTER Washington! New horse listings will be available soon! If you are a Washington trainer looking to list a horse, or wish to become a volunteer for Washington, please contact Alexandra Jackson at: Read more
Thank You ASPCA

Thank You ASPCA

CANTER's nationwide program and successful transition of thoroughbreds off racetracks across the country is generously  supported by ASPCA through its "Rescuing Racers Initiative". CANTER thanks ASPCA for its support in 2014! Read more
Portrait Fundraiser! BOGO!!!

Portrait Fundraiser! BOGO!!!

Hand-drawn portraits at affordable prices!! Buy one portrait at regular price, get a second portrait of equal value for free! CANTER will receive $50 for each PAID order!!! For more information Email Wanda at Read more
Kentucky Featured Horses
Boozy Bird

Boozy Bird

    Boozy Bird is a beautiful 2008 dark bay mare with classic thoroughbred features. She is by Offlee Wild, out of Dark Tango with some impressive bloodlines that include Wild Again, Seattle Slew and Pleasant Colony. She is 16 hands with great conformation, poise and style. Boozy Bird ... Read more
Peace Mission

Peace Mission

    Peace Mission is a stunning 2011 bay gelding. He is by Harlan’s Holiday, out of Royal Parade with some very impressive bloodlines. Peace Mission is 16.2 hands and still growing with an athletic physique and a handsome face. He raced only one time to date with a win in 2013. In Octo... Read more

Welcome to CANTER Kentucky

CANTER is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing retiring racehorses with opportunities for new careers after the finish line.

CANTER believes Thoroughbreds are winners on and off the track!

You can bet on it!

Executive Director for CANTER Kentucky

Amanda Graham


July 2014-CANTER KENTUCKY has been awarded a generous grant from The Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. This grant will have an impact on Thoroughbreds in Kentucky who are non-competitive on the racetrack, but can excel as an equine athlete, in a new career.

The Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s grant will help CANTER Kentucky provide retraining for thoroughbred racehorses that are not fast enough to win races or have suffered racetrack injuries.

These magnificent equine athletes thrive with new challenges and training. Thoroughbreds are trained as Sport Horses such as Hunter-Jumpers, Eventers, Cross Country, Dressage and Trails.

Through this support of CANTER, Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, has the “Heart of a Thoroughbred”

For more information about The Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation please visit their website at:



For information, questions, comments, or concerns, please email the address below for the quickest response! If you are unable to contact a trainer/owner for a horse listed on CANTER KY please contact us at:

Welcome to CANTER KY-please check out the horses we have available in our trainer listings, as well as, our CANTER KY owned horses who are  looking for that perfect forever home!!

We are also very proud of our CANTER KY "sold" horses that have found new careers in a variety of trades.

Thank you Turfway Park and the TAP program for your generous donation to CANTER KY. We helped place 44 trainer listed horses in addition to 3 that were donated to CANTER in 2013.

We want to thank Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Turfway Park, Victory Haven, The Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington and all the people who have made CANTER KY such a success since we established a CANTER KY chapter in November 2009.

CANTER KY is also 100% dependant upon our volunteers. Without them we would not be able to take listing information for the OTTB's that you see posted on our website. We are very grateful for their hard work and dedication in helping these horses find good homes!

CANTER KY is in need of volunteers in the Lexington, Louisville and Florence KY area. Please contact for more information.



Last Updated (Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:47)

CANTER's Misson

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers.

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering, fostering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact your closest CANTER affilliate!

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