We provide former racehorses with new careers ... and homes

After the Homestretch-Arizona is a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the legacy of former racehorses through education, reconditioning, retraining, and re-homing. We rely solely upon the generous support of our donors and volunteers to carry out our mission.

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2016, OH MY!

Comet here, reflecting on 2016. I’m a five-year (almost six-year) old Hancock Quarter Horse residing at After the Homestretch-AZ (ATHA) with a herd of fifteen Thoroughbreds; all retired from the track. What a year it has been: Seven adoptions, new horses, rehabilitations, training, TAA accreditation, great volunteers… Oh, My!! I am told this is all made possible because of your continued support…THANK YOU!!. Victory

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Meet 2 1/2 Year Old “Newly”

Newly had a whirlwind day on Friday, November 18, 2016.  9 a.m. breakfast at the racetrack — at 10:30 had a halter on — walked into a trailer — at 11 a.m. was on the freeway and at 11:30 a.m., the trailer stopped. He was lead out of the trailer and stood amazed.  WHOA — 14 other Thoroughbreds and 1 Quarter Horse were staring

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Buddy and Sandy – Adopted Together

Sometimes recovery takes a long time.  At After The Homestretch, we are in no hurry to place a horse.  Rehabilitation takes as long as it takes.  A horse is naturally a “herd” animal, seeking other horses for safety, but when a horse knows it is vulnerable, it will isolate itself for safety–knowing it is weak against a possible opponent.  Such was the case of

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