About Us
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Race to the Finish Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2014. We are an Ohio based 501(c) (3) non-profit off the track thoroughbred rescue, retraining and re-homing program. We assist retiring racehorses, which are in jeopardy of facing an unlucky and not-so fortunate future, the second chance at a rewarding career and content extended life. Our goal is to provide a safe environment where these intelligent animals can be retrained for their new career. Many of these horses will go on to become sport horses, hunter/jumpers, eventers, dressage mounts, trail horses, Western pleasure horses and companions. 
 
100 % of Race to the Finish Foundation donations goes toward our mission, which is to provide thoroughbred racehorses, which have completed their racing careers, the opportunity to establish second careers. We will be promoting animal welfare by providing a safe haven and retraining them for a new career in education, community service or rehoming them with qualified families for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals.
 
Race to the Finish Foundation is an all-volunteer organization and our horses are cared for by experienced, trained volunteers who understand the unique qualities that an ex-racehorse possess. Once retrained, Race to the Finish will help to educate future qualified owners with the transition of rehoming their new horse.
 
Our programs include assistance service for racehorse owners, a thoroughbred rescue/ re-training/ rehoming program, and educational efforts targeting racehorse owners, breeders and trainers, as well as the horse community and the general public.   
 
Here at Race to the Finish Foundation we also provide local youths with the opportunity to grow in the science of equine care. We provide underprivileged youths the chance to learn about the proper feeding and care of horses. We also sponsor local youths, who without our support would not be able to afford riding a horse for sport.
    
John and Veronica Bini are the founders of Race to the Finish. They were inspired to start this foundation when they moved here from Texas in 2013 and fell in love with thoroughbreds following a visit to Churchill Downs. When they left Churchill both wondered "what happens to these horses when they are done racing?", thus a foundtion is born.
Meet our Board Members  
  1. Horse trainer
    Horse trainer
    Jamie Hennigan is our resident horse whisperer. She is the person who assess the newly retired racehorse and figures out what discipline best fits their personality. She trains them all first with basic dressage training and branches out from there. We could not do what we do without her priceless skills.
  2. Legal advisor
    Legal advisor
    Diane Hanson joined our board in 2017 and we are excited to have her on board. She is a horse person who rides an OTTB and also practices law. Her invaluable contributions to our foundation have already been seen and we look forward to a continued relationship.
  3. Horse Care Expert
    Horse Care Expert
    Miranda McIntosh is a AQHA Congress Champion and NSBA World Champion Trainer. Miranda is the Foundation's "Horse care expert".
  4. Barn Technical advisor
    Barn Technical advisor
    Doug McIntosh is our foundation's Barn Management Technical Advisor. Doug has over 15 years in Equine Management experience.