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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
New England Featured Horses

C13-2913-09. CANTER-OWNED GELDING "Yes It's Timmy"

"Yes It's Timmy" is everything that you love about Thoroughbreds: classically handsome, wonderfully personable, quite intelligent and a very good athlete. Timmy has solid time under saddle and is ready to find his forever home.  Read more

Suffolk Downs to CLOSE at the end of this racing meet on September 29th!

 It's official: with the "no" on the casino from the Gaming Commission, Suffolk Downs officials have announced that the track will close for good at the end of this meet.


If you have been considering an OTTB but have been hesitating--now is the time to move!  There will be SCORES of horses for sale--see what is already listed on the site and you will be amazed at some of the lovely prospects that are available at incredibly reasonable prices.


We will be organizing an Open House, will be looking to video tape as many horses as possible and will be seeking to coordinate transport to other states (in order to help out long distance buyers). 


Most of all, we ask you to SHARE THE NEWS with fellow horse lovers!  Many horses will need homes and we need your support to help all of them.  Let's make this into a happy ending for the horses!


Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:36)


Welcome to CANTER New England!

CANTER New England will have a booth at Equine Affaire again this year! If you are looking to stock up on your CANTER merchandise, see us in the Stroh Building November 13-16.  

CANTER New England Executive Director Kim Rigolini was a guest on Post Time with the Greek Friday, September 5th from 6:00 - 6:30PM! You can click here for details.

 A trio of champions!

Support CANTER now and receive a beautiful tribute to three great fillies: Horses of the Year Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and Havre de Grace!




Longtime CANTER supporter and award-winning photographer Patricia McQueen will provide this 8x12 photo to any CANTER supporter making donations of $75 or more. Patricia is a regular contributor to the Thoroughbred Times and has had photos appear in The Blood-Horse, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, The Horse of Delaware Valley, California Thoroughbred and others. She created this tribute to recognize the first time in history that fillies have won three consecutive Horse of the Year titles.



CANTER New England is an affiliate serving Suffolk Downs in East Boston, MA, and also assisting Thoroughbred owners and breeders in the New England states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Read more...


Last Updated (Monday, 08 September 2014 06:41)


View the Horses Available for Adoption through CANTER NE

In addition to the horses being sold by their racing trainers, CANTER has some beautiful adoptive placement horses—several of whom have been started under saddle—waiting for great homes!

dewamere-trotting-0512 Dewamere is an adoptive horse that needs surgery for a racing-related injury.  If you would like to help Dew by contributing toward the cost of surgery, please visit our Donation page.

Click Here to learn about our adoption program, and how adopting through CANTER differs from purchasing a horse off the track.

Questions about fostering or adopting a horse?
Please email us.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:20)


Can't Buy or Adopt Right Now?

You can still make a difference!

Sponsor a horse (like Timmy, below) in recovery.
The horses, and we, thank you!


Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 January 2014 07:41)

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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!