After the Races

The commitment to care doesn’t end at the finish line. When racehorses are ready to leave the track, California works with established programs to place horses in new homes and second careers.

Retirement and Aftercare

It began with one horse. When Madeline Auerbach learned first-hand how hard it could be to find a retirement home for one of her beloved athletes, Lenny from Malibu, the racehorse owner dedicated herself to creating a safety net for California Thoroughbreds coming off the racetrack. Through her efforts and the contributions of other prominent owners, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) was founded in 2008.


Charitable Giving

California’s racing associations support numerous worthy charitable organizations in racing. Millions of dollars have been distributed over the past 70 years to such charities as the California Center for Equine Health and Performance, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the Winner’s Foundation, the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation, Medical Clinics, the Racetrack Chaplaincy, and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.