“It is of utmost importance to racing’s owners and trainers that our horses have happy and productive lives when they leave the track.” 

– TAKE2 Founder Rick Violette Jr.

That is the mission of TAKE2 and TAKE THE LEAD.

TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. was created to promote second careers for retired Thoroughbred racehorses as hunters and jumpers.

TAKE THE LEAD, created by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, partners with TAA-accredited aftercare organizations to find homes for the Thoroughbreds retiring from competition on the New York Racing Association circuit.

TAKE2 THOROUGHBRED LEAGUE

...rewards members who compete in affiliated USEF TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter and Jumper Divisions with $10,000 in year-end High Score Awards and eligibility for the $20,000 TAKE2 Hunter and Jumper Finals.

TAKE2 HIGH-SCORE JUNIOR RIDER AWARD

…presented by TCA, recognizes junior riders competing on Thoroughbreds in nationwide TAKE2 Hunter and Jumper classes, with a trophy for the champion and TAKE2/TCA saddle pads for the top five in each division.

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TODAY

…and help us fulfill our mission of ensuring happy lives for retired racehorses. With your support, we can expand our programs, spread the word our work, and find more forever homes for our beautiful Thoroughbreds.

Latest News and Events

$20,000 TAKE2 Hunter and Jumper Finals

The TAKE2 Thoroughbred League will host year-end Finals at the Kentucky National Horse Show in 2021, with $10,000 in prize money each for the TAKE2 Hunter and TAKE2 Jumper Divisions. You must be a 2021 member of the TAKE2 Thoroughbred League to compete in the Finals.

The 2021 TAKE2 season runs Aug. 31, 2020 through Aug. 29, 2021.

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TAKE2 is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (effective Sept. 23, 2013). 
Donations to TAKE2 are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal income tax purposes. 
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