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Taking Action. Making Connections. Changing Lives.

Our Horses

Saratoga WarHorse creates a win-win situation for veterans and retired racehorses. This is done by providing an effective alternative method for healing emotional wounds for the veterans and offering the horses rewarding and meaningful work after their racing careers have ended.

Like our veterans, these horses are challenged to leave their intense careers behind.


Jess Not Jesse – "Jay"

Dark Bay Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2006
Sire: Minardi
Dam: Alex Hollywood by Cormorant
Bred by: Robert Koones
Trainer: Linda Rice

Jess Not Jesse, affectionately called Jay, is a 10-year-old gelding who is really a star in the Saratoga WarHorse program. JJ has truly earned the title WarHorse with an accomplished racing career. He had 22 starts with total earnings of $261,862.00. He raced at Saratoga, Delaware Park, Belmont, Aqueduct, Parx and Woodbine.

Groom's Point - "Kip"

Kip came to us in December of 2016 from his owner who sensed he desired a different role as a healer. He has been a magnificent guide and guardian for men and women veterans who come through our program. He is comical, generous and genuine and has found his calling with the veterans.


Sam's Castle - "Sam"

Dark Bay Thoroughbred, 2001
Sire: Castle Guard
Dam: Bold Bella's Blade
Bred by: June Telesco
Trainer: Frank Costa

Sam was accepted into the Akindale program in the Fall of 2011. He was adopted out to an older couple who loved and cherished him for 4 years until health problems arose for the adopters and Sam returned to Akindale. This was the good fortune of Saratoga WarHorse as he was able to join our herd and is making great Connections with our veterans.


Sin Novedad - "Nova"


Slew Too - "Slew"


Spirit Guide - "Spirit"

Gray Roan Thoroughbred, 2012
Sire: Summer Bird
Dam: Adhsilver
Bred by:








So Say I Liam - "Liam"



Sweet Cherokee

Sweet Cherokee



WarHorse Equine Graduates


4 Crossroads



Apollo Miss

Apollo Miss

Boggy Head Shot

Boggy Creek Dancer

Grey Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2002
Sire: Precise End
Dam: Radon Dancer
Bred by: Sez Who Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Sal Iorio, Jr

Boggy earned over $150,000 in his 6 year racing career, racing predominately at Belmont and Aqueduct racetracks. He is a kind soul who made several meaningful Connections.



Coker Spring

Coker Spring



Frodo: From Racehorse to War Horse

Good God

Good God




Its What I Do - "WID"

Bay Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2009
Sire: Hook and Ladder
Dam: One Traveler
Bred by: Sequel Thoroughbreds LLC
Trainer: Glenn DiSanto

Its What I Do raced at Belmont Park in 2012 and Aqueduct and Saratoga in 2013 before retiring. He is a very curious and inquisitive horse and a welcome addition to the Saratoga WarHorse herd.



Bay Gelding, Thoroughbred

Kismet is a retired Thoroughbred whose racing history is unknown. He is a favorite of veterans and staff alike.


Last Out of Panama – "Panama"

Chestnut Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2008
Sire: More Than Ready
Dam: Panama Canal, by Gulch
Bred by: Edward L. Johnson
Trainer: Barbara I. McBride

Panama was acquired through Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue. He had 13 starts with total earnings of $31,325.00. Panama is a very personable 8-year-old that has a lot of potential in the Saratoga WarHorse program. He loves to greet people with his nose, is goofy, yet quite smart and very playful.

Making The Green

Making The Green


My Boy Frank

Bay Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2008
Sire: Our Frankie
Dam: Noble But Spacy
Bred by: Rebecca Gail Czarnocki
Trainer: Hector Alejandro, Jr.

Cowboy, as he is known at the barn, raced at the Finger Lakes Track in 2012 and 2013 with 14 starts. Recognizing his talents were better suited to helping others, Cowboy has made some incredible, life changing Connections with our veterans.

Manny at Farm

My Little Man

Dark Bay Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2004
Sire: More than Ready
Dam: Fortunate Card
Bred by: Richard Pollard, Evelyn Pollard & George Weaver
Trainer: George Weaver

Manny, as he likes to be called, raced in 2007 at Belmont Race Track in NY and at Gulfstream Park in Florida before retiring due to a fractured sesamoid which has healed beautifully. He is a character, loves to play and be part of everything.


Oystershucker - "Oyster"

Chestnut Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2008
Sire: Limehouse
Dam: Glifter
Bred by: William Butler

Oyster has come to us from Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue and is a wonderful addition to our herd. Oyster's racing history is unknown. We do know that he was adopted out from Akindale to the Mounted Troops of New Canaan, CT but the work there was too much for him and after a year of work with them he returned to Akindale. He has quickly made himself at home with us and we are finding that his sweet disposition makes him a perfect match for creating amazing Saratoga WarHorse Connections. He is quickly turning into our "go to" horse for veterans.







Chestnut Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2004
Sire: Banker's Gold
Dam: Time for Faith
Bred by: Helen Brann
Trainer: George Weaver

Solvent's racing career consisted of a total of 39 starts as he raced at Belmont Park, Saratoga, Monmouth Park and Aqueduct. He had total earnings of $178,054. He has a great personality and we have learned that he loves brown sugar pop tarts and to drink from the hose. Solvent loves being around people and looks forward to creating many Connections with our veterans as he joins the WarHorse herd.

Stray Cat Jack

Stray Cat Jack

Ties and Tails

Ties and Tails



Bay Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2008
Sire: Bandini
Dam: So Long Dearie
Bred by: John Hettinger

Volente comes to us from Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue after an unsuccessful racing career. He has a kind and gentle personality and has been adopted out to several homes over the years, which due to circumstances out of his control, have ended up with his return to Akindale. Volente is a welcome addition to our herd as he quickly becomes one of our veteran's favorites.

Web Gem

Webb Gem

Chestnut Gelding, Thoroughbred, 2005
Sire: Fusaichi Pegasus
Dam: Chasing September
Bred by: Stonestreet Mares LLC
Trainer: Nick Zito

Webb Gem was gifted to Saratoga WarHorse by Kim and Nick Zito in October, 2012. In a racing career spanning 5-years, he made 52 starts and was Grade 111 placed. Webb Gem earned $331,105. He has transitioned to herd life and has made some powerful Connections with veterans coming through the Saratoga WarHorse program.




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