Standardbred Adoption Service

Racer Placers, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to rehoming and retraining Standardbred  harness racing horses whose racing careers have ended. Our mission is to find responsible adoptive homes where these horses can begin second careers as pleasure driving horses, riding horses, as well as many other disciplines. We occasionally accept other breeds of horses, ponies and donkeys for placement when space and funds are available.

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Wisconsin on the Brattset Family Farm, Racer Placers cares for approximately twenty horses at any given time.  Incoming horses are usually given several weeks of pasture turn out to let them enjoy some rest and relaxation, then saddle and/or pleasure driving training is begun.

Standardbred horses are well known for their kind dispositions, great versatility and trainability. Having been exposed to all manner of noise and excitement at the tracks, they are usually very matter-of-fact about new environments and experiences, making them ideal family horses. Standardbred horses vary in size from 14 hands to 17+ hands, are most commonly bay (though black is not uncommon and gray horses are occasionally seen) and race either at the pace or trot. Many will naturally perform a "walking" gait under saddle, not unlike that of a Tennessee Walking Horse.

Please contact us for more information about our wonderful horses or to find out how you can help. or call us at (262) 593-8051

Support the important work of Racer Placers, Inc.!  When you purchase this gorgeous book with breathtaking  equine photography we are pleased to announce that $10.00 of the purchase price will be donated to Racer Placers! Award-winning equine photographer Barbara D. Livingston turns her attention to Standardbred horses in Standardbred Old Friends. Some are agile and still working, some content with a good scratch, and all loved by the people who ensure their lifelong care and dignity.



We are pleased to announce that Racer Placers has received a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA for the Rescuing Racers Initiative: Training for Retired Standardbreds. These grants help us continue to find great homes for great horses. Thank you ASPCA!

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