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The Exceller Fund works to transition Thoroughbred horses to a second career off the track. The Exceller Fund acquires horses that might be at risk for slaughter and cares for them until an adoptive home is found or retirement for a few horses when s... Read more
The Exceller Fund works to transition Thoroughbred horses to a second career off the track. The Exceller Fund acquires horses that might be at risk for slaughter and cares for them until an adoptive home is found or retirement for a few horses when sponsorship is provided. The Exceller Fund also works to facilitate the placement of Thoroughbreds with local horse rescue organizations. We work with many other organizations in any capacity we can in order to save as many Thoroughbreds as possible.
The Exceller Fund has helped many horses transition to new homes and careers after racing, but we are entirely dependent on donations to pay for the vet care, food and transport in order to help these horses transition from the hectic life on the track to a new life where their value does not depend on whether or not they can make money for their owner.
We are an organization of more than 100 racing fans and horse lovers who make a commitment to care for our horses who are making their transition off the racetrack. Our members are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and stay in touch through e-mail and our bi-monthly electronic newsletters. Members participate by voting on the fund’s activities and on the horses we purchase.
At the beginning of every month, members send their donation to The Exceller Fund, Inc. These monthly donations are used to care for our horses until they are adopted into a permanent home. The minimum donation per member is $15 per month. Any remaining money is put into a special rescue fund, which is used for purchasing new horses in need of a loving home.
The Fund also sells or auctions items, such as Exceller T-shirts, hand-made stuffed animals, hard-to-find books about Thoroughbreds and racing, and Thoroughbred art and photographs. Links to available items can be viewed at The Exceller Fund Gift Shop.
Thank you for visiting our new website, we hope that you will visit often and share the link with your friends and family. With your help, we can help more horses and even help these horses help people. Please consider helping us give these horses "A Future Beyond the Finish Line."