Beyond the Wire is an industry-wide initiative between the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland jockeys. The MTHA is proud to be a creator of the initiative, which is designed to facilitate safe and enriching placements for retiring Maryland based racehorses.

Generous annual pledges by involved organizations, in addition to owners' contributions of $11 per start, enables Beyond the Wire to place retired thoroughbreds exclusively with Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited farms. Horses that go through the program receive retraining and rehabilitation as needed.

Another important goal of the program is to provide education and advocacy surrounding the issue of responsible retirement of racehorses. After all, these versatile horses are the grand centerpieces of the sport, and we believe, as such, deserve the best from their human partners.

The MTHA , MJC and MHBA are pleased to offer this secure avenue of racehorse retirement to Maryland owners and trainers. Through the work of dedicated professionals in the Maryland racing industry and contributions from generous racing fans, Beyond the Wire strives to lead the movement in thoroughbred aftercare.

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