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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
California Featured Horses
Unusual Beam (

Unusual Beam ("Beamer")

"Beamer" is a 2008 gelding; 16.1hh. Super athletic, smart, & willing! Tons of natural collection & great balance! Looking for an advanced rider to help him excel! More Info Here! Read more
Princess Reda

Princess Reda

 "Reda" (JC: Princess Reda) is a 16.2hh beautiful grey mare available for adoption... Read more
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Welcome to CANTER California!


CANTER California is Now Proudly Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance!

CANTER stands for "The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses". The California chapter of CANTER began in 2008. We service all California race tracks, offering free services to race horse owners and trainers to help them find new non-racing homes for retiring thoroughbreds. We also list quarter horses who are retiring from the track!

Click "Read More" to learn:

1. How to Use This Site to Find Your Next Horse

2. How to List Your Horse on Our Site (racehorse owners/trainers)

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A Tribute to A Legend: "Doc Martin"

FERRIS            The Legend; The Original: "Doc Martin"

                     May 1984 - September 2014

 Thank You for donations to the "Ferris Fund"

                 ~In Honor of a Legend~

A beautiful tribute has been created in honor of the great OTTB “Doc Martin” (aka “Ferris”), who at 30 years, has moved on to greener pastures to join the legends before him.  Owner Barrie Getz contacted us to set up a place where people can donate in his memory.  “Ferris” raced at Golden Gate Fields  - a place where the majority of our Program horses come from.  The wish was that donations in “Ferris’s” honor would go to help other OTTBs get their start in a new career – like someone gave him the chance 25 years ago.  We set up the “Ferris Fund” to honor this amazing thoroughbred. 


We celebrate this great horse & are beyond touched by the biography Barrie has written:

"A brilliant thoroughbred, with an incredible heart of determination, & an entire world shrouding him with gold....


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Zenyatta Supports CANTER California

Zenyatta Zenyatta Breyer Horse Benefits CANTER!

Straight from the horses mouth - Queen Z has chosen CANTER as one of three charities to receive donations from the sales of her Breyers horse! Read more about it here. Thanks team Zenyatta, we are honored!

Order your Zenyatta Breyer Horse here!






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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!