TAA On Site At Pimlico For Preakness Week

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Edited Press Release

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be on-site this year at Pimlico Race Course for the week leading up to Preakness 149 on Saturday, May 18, 2024. With the combined efforts from 1/ST RACING, Maryland Jockey Club, America's Best Racing, and Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, accredited aftercare will be promoted with several on-site activations throughout the week.

The ninth annual America's Best Racing (ABR) Pre-Preakness Party to benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation will be held at Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. ET, and on Friday, May 17, the TAA will be recognized with a named race sponsored by Hallway Feeds on the Black-Eyed Susan undercard. Following the running of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections including a branded blanket and gift bag.

TAA will present the Sir Barton S. sponsored by Brandon and Diannah Perry of Paragon Farms and Newgate Realty on Preakness Day May 18. Paragon Farms, founded by Thoroughbred owners and breeders Brandon and Diannah Perry, entered into an agreement to annually donate $100,000 to TAA as the title sponsor of the Sir Barton Stakes for three consecutive years beginning with the Preakness 147. After the running of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections, including a branded blanket and gift bag, as well as a check presentation made to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance from Paragon Farms.

“Maryland Jockey Club and 1/ST RACING is proud to be partnered with Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and we are very excited to have them back once again for Preakness 149,” said Mike Rogers, 1/ST RACING Executive Vice President and Maryland Jockey Club Acting President and General Manager. “Through the promotion of accredited aftercare throughout the race weekend, we hope to garner support from race fans.”

TAA will have a booth on the first level of the grandstand on Friday and Saturday, where race fans and participants can learn more about accredited aftercare. Branded merchandise and race memorabilia will be gifted in exchange for donations.

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