Welcome to "The Second Race". The Second Race, was created by Sharla Sanders in June 2009 as an umbrella organization with its philosophy and mission at its core-- NETWORKING FOR RESULTS. When researching her idea for a network solution primarily for ex-race horses and retirement/re-training and rescue efforts, she couldn't find exactly what she was looking for so she decided to create her own organization. This website will serve to not only network for ex-race horses from inquiries made by owners, trainers, and farms but will branch out and become an online community, and a resource to grow several ideas into fruition.
The Second Race in April 2010 expanded its services to foster horses that are surrendered to us. These are ex-race horses that will no longer race; and do not have another alternative to keep them at the time we are contacted to help. The Second Race will take in as many horses as it has space and funding to care for them. The horses surrendered to us will either complete their lay up or be considered a candidate for retraining. All foster horses will be eligible for adoption.
Lastly, and may I say most important of all my wishes for The Second Race is that we celebrate the amazing equine athletes that give us their very lives for our enjoyment a network that will serve them when it's time for their next RACE. Sharla Sanders, Founder
Sharla Sanders, Founder
WHY WE ARE NOT A "RESCUE" : We would like to highlight that we work with horsemen/women who care very much for their horses and want the best home possible for them once their racing careers are over. These horses are not, and should not be considered rescues. Most are in excellent condition and will be easily transitioned into their new careers. Some do bear injuries which require rehabilitation. Our program is not designed to be a "rescue" however we do open our hearts to these incredible athletes who have fallen through the cracks with our Quarter Pole Fund.
The Second Race, 122-A E. Foothill Blvd # 300, Arcadia, CA 91006 626-733-3815 Fax 626-305-4072
A California Corporation, non profit status filed and pending