SRF Pleading For Immediate Help

Published: April 8, 2020 04:46 pm EDT

Nearly 32 years of helping thousands of Standardbreds, and shining under numerous awards from the Racing Commissioners International, the American Associations of Equine Practitioners, the Harness Tracks of America and many others, the horses of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) are facing serious trouble during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Paula Campbell and Judy Bokman have worked tirelessly to keep this mission going, but potential adopters are holding off, horses scheduled for homes are on hold, SRF is unable to continue to feed and care for 382 horses with its social fundraisers cancelled – they need help, now.

There have not been any government or industry grants available to assist these horses, and 94 per cent of the success of the mission is attributed to the generosity of individuals. The many facilities SRF uses to board these horses are making some concessions to help get through this. The monthly cost for feed and care is now down to $76,800 for the 382 horses. SRF is pleading for help for them. Tax-deductible donations are the only way to save these horses. Donations can be made through SRF's website at or by mail to

PO Box 312
Millstone Twp., NJ

SRF requests a message of a gift in the mail in order to arrange for care or by telephoning 609-738-3255. There is very limited staff time, messages will be returned as quickly as possible.