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TROTT (Training Racehorses Off The Track) was launched January 2010, and as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, owners can donate their retiring horses. At Santa Anita racetrack Saturday, in celebration of the Kentucky Derby, a party was held honoring and raising funds for the unique organization.
Actor Luke Perry emceed the event. As is tradition, hats were in no short supply for the Derby.
The high quality Thoroughbreds are typically 2-6 years old, and many sold for $60K- $350K as yearlings.
Once they retire from an injury, or just from lack of speed, TROTT is there to ready them for adoption with a lot of loving R&R.
Nick Nolte was also on hand to watch the races and support Trott. Nolte and Dustin Hoffman are filming a new HBO series LUCK at the track – The season premier of LUCK has yet to be announced.
Photos by Terry Miller
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