Founded in 2008, Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue (SCTR) is an all volunteer run, registered and fully industry accredited 501(c)(3) charity with a mission to rescue Thoroughbred horses bred and raised for racing, from slaughter, neglect and abuse.
Many of the Thoroughbreds we rescue are found in poor and depressed condition requiring extensive rehabilitation prior to adoption. The work we do in rehabilitation, re-training and re-homing our rescued Thoroughbreds is driven by the philosophy that all of them - whether they ever raced, whether they raced competitively or not, whether they were successful or not in the breeding shed, and no matter what their condition when we rescue them - they are "Still Winners".
Since SCTR was founded we have assisted hundreds of Thoroughbreds at auction either by taking them in to SCTR, or by intermediating their rescue by other non-profits or private parties.
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Lola is a registered, but un-named Thoroughbred filly that was in a trailer accident as a yearling before ever having a chance to train or race. She was subsequently surrendered to the veterinary clinic where she was being treated for her injuries when the bills were no longer being paid. The clinic nursed her to health, then "adopted" her out before she reached her third birthday to someone who barely fed her for a month, then took her to auction. We bid to spare her a trip out of state to slaughter, winning her for $200. Although very thin, sad and afraid, Lola rapidly transformed from her condition the day after her rescue at auction to this confident young filly a couple of months later. Lola is now in a permanent and loving home.
We were alerted to the desperate situation of six year old former racehorse Magic Route by a woman who had responded to a "horse for sale" ad - and found this starving young thoroughbred gelding. Within the next twenty four hours, Magic was impounded by local animal services at the boarding facility where his owner had maintained him. Magic was transferred from animal services to SCTR a day later. Magic's rehabilitation with SCTR took less than four months. Today, Magic is adopted and loved by Peter and Rhoda.
Cymple Rhythm was rescued at auction in September 2013 for $100. Under saddle and starved, "Della" was transformed from this sad, frail looking mare with a body condition score of 2 to this energetic, athletic mare with tons of riding potential in the summer of 2014. Della is now adopted as Aislinn's junior hunter.
P.O Box 5, Norco, California 92860, United States