The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), an official charity of the Breeders' Cup, has been named the official aftercare partner of the 2020 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held at Keeneland Nov. 6-7. The TAA is asking connections of Breeders' Cup runners to pledge a percentage of their championship day earnings to the TAA, which awards annual grants to accredited non-profit Thoroughbred aftercare organizations to retire, retrain, and rehome Thoroughbreds.
“It is our privilege to see Thoroughbreds at their finest moments in the Breeders' Cup World Championships and it is this industry's collective responsibility to see to their aftercare when the celebrations are over,” said Dora Delgado, TAA board member and executive vice president and chief racing officer at Breeders' Cup. “As a proud founding member and supporter of the TAA's mission and vision, we partner with them in their work and dedication to Thoroughbred aftercare.”
During Breeders' Cup weekend, the TAA will present the GII Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance S., which was formerly the Marathon S. The TAA also has partnered with TVG to be a part of the GI TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Since 2012, the TAA has granted more than $17.2 million to accredited aftercare organizations. There are currently 74 aftercare organizations holding TAA accreditation.