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Aftercare Charles Town was formed in 2013 to help Charles Town horsemen find homes for horses ending their racing careers. It is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to the rehoming and repurposing of retired racehorses that are ending their racing careers at Charles Town Races.

Since our inception, we have facilitated the placement of over 100 retired racehorses in new homes. In some instances, we have provided assistance with veterinary bills, quarantine, shipping costs and placement.
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If you have a horse that you need to place, please call 304-616-1334, text or click here to contact us via email.

Eligibility Requirements:

1.) Horses having more than 10 lifetime starts must have a minimum of 7 of their last 10 starts at Charles Town

2.) Horses with 3-10 lifetime starts must have made 70% or more of their starts at Charles Town.

3.) Horses with less than 3 lifetime starts must have trained at Charles Town and received their gate card at Charles Town

4.) Male horses must be geldings

5.) Horses must be approved by the Board as suitable for placement.

Horses not meeting the above criteria may apply for acceptance and will be considered on an individual basis by the Board.



The majority of ACT's funding comes from a $2 per start fee assessed on every horse that races at Charles Town. However, due to the continued decrease in racing days, our income from start fees has been decreasing every year. If you wish to make a private donation, please mail your donation to Aftercare Charles Town, PO Box 136, Ranson, WV 25438.  You can also make a donation using the paypal link below. Donations are tax-deductible.


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