The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has pledged $1 per-start at Arlington International Racecourse and Hawthorne Race Course in 2019 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
In addition to its support of the TAA, the Illinois THA created and supports Galloping Out, a TAA-accredited organization in North Riverside, Il. that focuses on retraining, rehabbing, and adoption of Thoroughbred racehorses from the Chicago-area racetracks.
“The importance of Thoroughbred aftercare cannot be overstated,” said David McCaffrey, executive director of the ITHA. “This partnership is a win-win-win, benefiting the ITHA, the TAA, and most importantly, the horses who will be retiring and are in need of a second career.”