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New Affiliates

New Affiliates

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact Nancy at NancyK@canterusa.org Read more

Welcome! CANTER Texas

We welcome a new affiliate to CANTER—CANTER Texas! New horse listings are NOW available! If you are a Texas trainer looking to list a horse, or want to become a volunteer for Texas, please contact Laura Holmes at: Texas@canterusa.org Read more

Welcome! CANTER Washington

We welcome a new affiliate to CANTER—CANTER Washington! New horse listings will be available soon! If you are a Washington trainer looking to list a horse, or wish to become a volunteer for Washington, please contact Alexandra Jackson at: ajackson@canterusa.org Read more
Thank You ASPCA

Thank You ASPCA

CANTER's nationwide program and successful transition of thoroughbreds off racetracks across the country is generously  supported by ASPCA through its "Rescuing Racers Initiative". CANTER thanks ASPCA for its support in 2014! Read more
Portrait Fundraiser! BOGO!!!

Portrait Fundraiser! BOGO!!!

Hand-drawn portraits at affordable prices!! Buy one portrait at regular price, get a second portrait of equal value for free! CANTER will receive $50 for each PAID order!!! For more information Email Wanda at idoportraits@gmail.com Read more
Illinois Featured Horses
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ZENINA 4YO SWEET FILLY, 16.1 HANDS, sweet and mild

ZENINA 4YO SWEET FILLY, 16.1 HANDS, sweet and mild

ZENINA is a sweet dark bay filly, very mellow and kind.  She has the kindest eye and the most willing attitude.  She is only 4 years old, is retiring sound, and has 19 career starts. Read more
SHE'S ON HER WAY - 2007 gorgeous mare with incredible markings

SHE'S ON HER WAY - 2007 gorgeous mare with incredible markings

SHE'S ON HER WAY is a stunningly beautiful 2007 WARHORSE-WARMARE. She has 61 career starts and has earned over $90,000. She has the most unique markings of any horse we've seen - her left side is brindled and beautiful. She was sweet (and has a fondness for mints), shows off her great ground manners... Read more
JUSTHEGUYTODOIT is a 15.3 hand (approx) 2007 dark bay gelding

JUSTHEGUYTODOIT is a 15.3 hand (approx) 2007 dark bay gelding

  JUSTHEGUYTODOIT is a 15.3 hand (approx) 2007 dark bay gelding, and a total sweetie. He had 59 career starts and won $100,000. He is a gorgeous guy and knows it.     Read more
HOPEFUL SWEEPER, 2008 bay mare, AMAZING WALK! GREAT MOVER!

HOPEFUL SWEEPER, 2008 bay mare, AMAZING WALK! GREAT MOVER!

HOPEFUL SWEEPER is a 2008 bay mare, very well put together. She has a GREAT walk and is a lovely mover - we drool when we see a walk like hers! 15.2 hands approx.. Read more

Welcome to CANTER Illinois & Missouri

Welcome to CANTER IL.  Please check "IL TRAINER LISTINGS" and "IL CANTER LISTINGS" (menu on left) to see all horses ready to be adopted into their new careers.

 

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ABOUT US:

CANTER Illinois is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing retiring racehorses with opportunities for new careers after the finish line.  We have successfully transitioned over 500 horses from Fairmount Park, Arlington Park and Hawthorne!  Currently, we operate primarily out of Fairmount Park (St. Louis, MO area) but also have and need volunteers to help in Chicago at Arlington and Hawthorne.

 

If you are a trainer and would like us to list a horse for you, please contact Jodi Ladner or Aletta (Ah-let-ah) Martin.

Jodi - jodi.ladner@me.com 314-288-8787

Aletta - alettamartin@yahoo.com 804-366-4528

Executive Directors, Canter IL

When the race is over" on CNN 5-3-2013

"CANTER, a member of the coalition, was one of the first groups to create an online showcase of ex-racehorses in 1997. It's an all-volunteer organization with affiliates across the country, where people scour the "backsides" of racetracks every weekend and document the horses up for sale, executive director Nancy Koch said.

"The racetrack is quite a closed-in world. Not everyone can wander into the backside, you need to be escorted otherwise. We broke a lot of barriers that way," Koch said.

Other CANTER affiliates in "phase two" have taken in horses and provided rehabilitation so they can find new homes. They placed more than a thousand horses in 2012, according to the Homes for Horses Coalition."

Go here to read the full story on CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/03/living/racehorses-second-chances/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

 

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For information, questions, comments, or concerns, please email the address below for the quickest response! If you are unable to contact a trainer/owner for a horse listed on CANTER IL please contact us at: canteril@canterusa.org

 

WE NEED:

CANTER IL is 100% volunteer run.  We are 100% dependant upon your donations of time and money.  Without our volunteers, we would not be able to take listing information for the OTTB's that you see posted on our website. We are very grateful for their hard work and dedication in helping these horses find good homes!  The funds you donate helps to take care of the horses and provide them with a chance at a new life.

CANTER IL is in need of volunteers in the Chicago and St. Louis areas. Please contact us for more information.

CANTER IL is in need of foster homes in IL or MO. Please contact jodi.ladner@me.com for more information.

 

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Last Updated (Sunday, 30 November 2014 11:49)

 

CANTER finds home for 1000+ ex-racehorses in 2012.

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CANTER chapters are celebrating a milestone year for transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers through their free online sales listings.

The 10 CANTER chapters served 596 trainers at 30 racetracks nationally in 2012 and successfully transitioned 1,015 racehorses nearing the end of their racing careers.

 

 

 

Last Updated (Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:50)

 

CANTER Horse Blogs - come follow along!

CANTER Mid Atlantic blogs have been a smashing success as indicated by our thousands of visitors.  In an effort to chronicle the ups and downs of Thoroughbred Retraining, we have several people who have volunteered to write about their day-to-day experience with individual horses. This has proven to provide a wonderful learning opportunity for the Thoroughbred-buying public, as well as being an amazing opportunity for our horses. Our goal to bring each horse from the racetrack to recognized competition has been going swimmingly, and we love the support along the way. If you haven't read the blogs, we hope you will, and join in on the journey. 

Read about CANTER trainer in Delaware, Jessica Morthole
http://dixierumble.wordpress.com
Read about North Carolina Efforts
http://cantercarolina.wordpress.com/
Read a CANTER volunteers blog:

http://calabriarose.wordpress.com/

Last Updated (Sunday, 24 March 2013 19:45)

 
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The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers.

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering, fostering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact your closest CANTER affilliate!