TAA to be On Site at Saratoga for Belmont Festival

Sarah Andrew

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will have a presence at Saratoga Racecourse during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, the organization announced in a release Thursday. In addition, to highlight accredited aftercare, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) has named a race on the undercard on Friday, June 7 in honor of TAA. A presentation will be made to the winning connections, including a TAA branded blanket and gift bag.

“NYRA is pleased to welcome Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for Belmont Week at Saratoga Racecourse, particularly during this historic year when the third leg of the Triple Crown unfolds at Saratoga–an uncommon occurrence, given the traditional venue of the Belmont Stakes,” said NYRA's Vice President of Communications Pat McKenna. “This partnership underscores NYRA's commitment to raising awareness for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance's vital mission of supporting racehorses beyond their competitive careers. Together, we aim to highlight the significance and garner support for the ongoing care of these incredible equine athletes beyond the track, ensuring a brighter future for these Thoroughbreds.”

On Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, representatives from the TAA will also host the winners of the VIP experience that was auctioned off earlier in the year in the “Off to the Races” Campaign to support accredited aftercare. The was package donated by NYRA.

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