Thoroughbred Advocacy Retraining & Placement (TARP)



Bright Futures Farm's 2nd Annual Pony Plop Bingo will happen at our Open House on Saturday September 16, 2017! This year, our pony will be Markie, a son of Secretariat! This year's event will be done through giving grid and once you pick a square you can upload a photo! It can be a photo of your best friend, your animal best friend, in memory of or in honor of someone or a special pet. It's very cool! We can't wait to see all of the photos you share!


Get one square for $10. Buy 5 squares and you'll get a Fast Market mug! Buy 10 squares and you'll get two Fast Market mugs and a box of 10 note cards with envelopes. Note cards will feature the Bright Futures Farm horses!



If Markie plops in your square - you win. If he plops on more than one square, the square with the most "plop" in it wins. Determined by three judges on site.


Our goal is $1690 this year. That will buy three months of Senior Feed, or 482 bales of hay (1/4 of what we need each year to feed the kids here). In addition to the winner getting $250, we will also give away mugs and note cards for specific donation amounts (see above). We need to see a photo in every square by September 16. You know Murphy's Law.... if all of the squares aren't "sold," you know he'll plop in one of the squares that isn't! We don't want that. We want a winner! So, please donate to get a square or two and share with friends and family. It's fun and a great way to help care for the  kids here.


Join us Saturday, September 16th, from noon-4:00 pm for our Annual Open House. Our Basket Raffle is one of the biggest in the area–and it's not all for horse owners–we have a little bit of everything. There's also a yard sale and tack sale. If you bring one of the items listed below, you'll get 25 tickets to use for the basket raffle!

  • Meet the horses and take pictures!
  • Over two dozen gift baskets to win
  • 50-50 Raffle
  • Lottery Tree
  • Silent auction items
  • Food and drinks
  • Pony Plop Bingo
  • Yard sale and tack sale
  • Equus Film Festival documentary preview


Bring any of the following items and get 25 tickets for our Gift Basket Raffle:

  • Purina Equine Senior Horse Feed (1 bag)
  • Blue Seal Sentinel Horse Feed (1 bag)
  • Clumping cat litter (2 jugs or 1 pail)
  • Large bag of dry cat food (please, no 9 Lives)
  • Case of canned cat food (24 count)


Fast Market, Son of Secretariat

Get a Photo of Fast Market, Son of Secretariat, by Thoroughbred Researcher and Photographer, Patricia McQueen


Patricia McQueen has specialized in Thoroughbred photography since 1983 and her favorite subject and favorite Thoroughbred was Secretariat. Fast Market (Markie) is the 2nd oldest living son of Secretariat. He raced in Canada and the United States and is currently a permanent resident at Bright Futures Farm. He spends his days grazing, playing, rolling (his favorite thing to do), and hanging out with his best buddy, Brite Decision.


Patricia generously made the trip from Boston to our farm in Pennsylvania on December 21st to photograph and write about Markie, since he is one of Secretariat's stakes winners. What a privilege and honor it was to have her visit Bright Futures Farm! We quickly found that Patricia is one of the most–if not THE most–knowledgeable person on all things "Secretariat" as a sire.

Patricia has generously offered some of her prints of Markie for sale as a fundraiser for Bright Futures Farm.

Each of Patricia's photographs is offered as an 8x10 print and will be signed by Patricia. (They will not include

the watermark you see here on each image.) They are professionally printed and would be a lovely addition

to any racing memorabilia collection or for any horse lover!


There are nine prints available and each print will be created and shipped by Patricia.

All proceeds will benefit the rescue efforts at Bright Futures Farm, a trusted 501(c)(3) equine charity.


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