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Part of the FTHA Mission includes assistance to non-member licensed personnel working on our backstretches such as grooms and hotwalkers, who are in need.

Benevolence Guidelines

Reglamento de Asistencia

Benevolence Application

Formulario de Solicitud de Asistencia

In furtherance of this effort, the FTHA supports the race track chaplaincy and its 501(c)(3) charitable organization, His Place Ministries.

In the News:  Chaplain Tom LaPointe an Inspiration on Gulfstream Park’s Backstretch

Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care

In April 2009, recognizing the need for a South Florida-based Thoroughbred “aftercare” program, a group of committed volunteers began a horse retirement and placement program dedicated specifically to Thoroughbreds that competed at either Calder Race Course or Gulfstream Park during their racing careers.  Spearheaded by the FTHA, the program was created for the sole purpose of finding adoptive “forever” homes for retired Thoroughbreds.  It later became known as Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement & Adoptive Care), a nationally recognized organization that has placed hundreds of horses into loving, adoptive homes since then.

Our efforts depend on a strong alliance between race tracks, industry officials, horsemen, owners, trainers, jockeys and fans.  Each and every donation brings us closer to achieving our ultimate goal to see all our horses in successful second careers.  Help is needed with monthly expenses, including basic horse care such as transportation, feed, veterinary care, supplies, retraining and board fees, including placement at satellite farms when our main facilities become overcrowded.

Go to to find out how you can help.  Make sure to check out and “share” our list of adoptable Thoroughbreds.

His Place Ministries

We provide:

  • Regular AA meetings
  • Spanish/English Lessons
  • Bible Studies
  • Clothes Pantry
  • Food Pantry
  • Sports Programs
  • Holiday events and much more

For information please contact: 

Pastor Tom:  954-274-7163

For Spanish speaking contact:
Pastor Alberto:  561-305-7732