Racer Placers holds fundraising event

Tara LeRoy
Special Contributor
Two Standardbred horses enjoy a quiet moment at Racer Placers, Inc. near Jefferson.

Jefferson - Racer Placers of Jefferson invited the community to turn out for pizza on Monday, August 8 at The Pizza Ranch, 28 W. Hidden Trail in Elkhorn from 5 to 8 p.m..

The Pizza Ranch generously donated a portion of sales that evening to benefit Racer Placers Standardbred adoption service.

Racer Placers Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to retraining and rehoming Standardbred harness race horses whose racing careers have ended or have otherwise fallen on hard times. Horses come to the beautiful rolling hills and lush pasture of the Brattset Family Farm of Jefferson – some having been saved from slaughter kill pens from as far away as New Jersey.

After being allowed several weeks for rest and relaxation, their retraining begins with hopes of a brighter future in an approved home.

A former Standardbred race horse is being retrained for pleasure driving by Dave Kluge.

Standardbreds are known for their versatility, kind dispositions, and willingness to learn. Having had great exposure to all sorts of noise, crowds and excitement of the racetrack, they have a tendency to take new things in stride and generally make exceptional family horses.

From pleasure driving, to trail riding, from therapy horses to show ring, or even endurance riding, Standardbreds adopted from Racer Placers have proven to be versatile and well loved by their adoptive owners.

Whether you are looking for a new horse or have a willingness to help support this wonderful cause and help save another horse from slaughter, please consider Racer Placers Inc. For more information, please see, email  or call 262-593-8051.