CANTER-Texas Launched, Moves Six Ex-Racehorses in First Week to New Homes

CANTER (Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses) is now offering its nationally-recognized service to Texas horseman with the opening of CANTER-Texas. Volunteers are visiting tracks to offer free sales listings that include a photo, a description and contact information, to trainers and owners looking to move their ex-racehorses – Thoroughbreds, American Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Arabian Horses – onto second careers.

“We sold our first horse through the free listing service in three days after we started posting horses for sale on the CANTER-Texas website,” said Laura Holmes, Executive Director, CANTER-Texas. “There has been very positive feedback from trainers and buyers who are looking forward to owning an ex-racehorse. We are very excited to be able to provide this program to the Texas racing industry and help find new careers for these talented and versatile horses.”

CANTER-Texas volunteers will be serving Lone Star Park, Sam Houston Race Park and Retama Park. Horses listed for sale will be available to the general public on

CANTER is a fully-credited 501(c)(3) organization as designated by the IRS dedicated to helping thoroughbred racehorses find new careers after the finish line. Nationwide, this free program has helped over 14,000 horses transition from racing since its inception in 1997.

To find an ex-racehorse, volunteer, or to make a donation, visit