TAA Offers Bucket List Race-Day Auction


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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has launched “Off to the Races,” an online auction providing opportunities to bid on VIP packages for 12 upcoming race days/weekends over the next 12 months. Each package gives the winner a unique experience of tickets to a major race combined with a range of racing-related “bucket-list” activities.

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is thrilled to present the inaugural 'Off to the Races' online auction,” said TAA president and managing director of Bloom Racing Stable Jeff Bloom. “Featured items include VIP access to the racing industry's most sought-after premier events. This is a huge opportunity to increase the awareness of aftercare while raising critical funds for the ongoing support of retired racehorses. All of this made possible by the support of our wonderful racetrack and industry sponsors.”

The featured race days begin with the 2022 GI Florida Derby and continue with the GI Arkansas Derby, GII Blue Grass S., GI Santa Anita Derby, GI Kentucky Oaks and Derby, GI Preakness S. GI Haskell S., GI Whitney S., Queen's Plate, GI Pacific Classic, the Breeders' Cup World Championships, and next year's GI Pegasus World Cup.

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is excited to kick off the new year with a brand-new auction campaign to support our growing number of accredited organizations and the thousands of Thoroughbreds in their care,” said TAA funding and events manager Emily (Dresen) Scandore. “We are thrilled with the support we've received from our auction donors and look forward to sharing some of racing's best days with industry participants and fans.”

Bidding opens Friday, Jan. 28, and closes Thursday, Feb. 10. For details and to bid on the packages, visit TAA's auction page.

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