Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be Onsite at Breeders' Cup

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be present at Santa Anita Park this year for the 40th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, set for Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is one of the official charities, and the official aftercare partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will have a booth set up during both days of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, where patrons are encouraged to stop by to learn more about accredited aftercare. Branded merchandise will be available in exchange for...

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Horseshoe Indianapolis Donates $10,000 to Echo Effect Arts Campus

Horseshoe Indianapolis has partnered with Echo Effect Arts Campus on a few projects in 2023. The casino and racetrack, in a joint effort, took another step this week to elevate their support for the organization with a $10,000 donation to the overall operations of the multi-faceted property. "We strive to link our donations with organizations that do so much for the local community and Echo Effect fits that mold perfectly," said Trent McIntosh, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Horseshoe Indianapolis. "Not only does Thurman (Adams) and his team...

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TERF Awards BCCA $10K For Educational Purposes

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Fund (TERF) is awarding the Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes. The mission of the BCCA is to 'provide a safe, supporting and adcademically inspiring environment' for the children of parents working in the backstretch areas of Belmont, Aqueduct and Saratoga Race Course. TERF has awarded funds to the BCCA over the last four years which were used to fund their early childhood education program. The BCCA early childhood education program encompasses a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math)-based...

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Veterinarian Raising Funds for Local Horse Rescue

A veterinarian is raising money for a local horse rescue by living in one of the barns stalls for three days this week in hopes of raising $20,000. Dr. Bryan Langlois has been taking part in his "Stall Rest Fundraiser for PARR" since noon on Monday. He will be living in a stall till noon on Thursday or sooner if the $20,000 goal is met. All the proceeds from the fundraiser go to PA Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation, and Rescue (PARR), an Off the Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) rescue that recently relocated...

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Siena Farm Pledges $5,000 One-Day Match December 17

As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)'s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Siena Farm has pledged to match all donations up to $5,000 made to the TAA Dec. 17. Siena Farm not only breeds and races Thoroughbreds--such as their syndicate ownership in undefeated 2022 GI Breeders' Cup Classic winner, Flightline--but excels within their endeavors to support the industry from all angles, including Thoroughbred aftercare. Now, the boutique breeding and racing farm seeks to invite fellow industry participants to match their donation to the TAA Holiday Giving Campaign. "The Thoroughbred Aftercare...

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Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance Donates Over $30K

The Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance (ITA) donated over $30,000 back to the Indiana Thoroughbred industry in 2022, including funds directly to Friends of Ferdinand's Broodmare Bunch, Children's TherAplay, and Otto Thorworth Ministries. The ITA's mission is to increase education and encourage awareness for the Indiana racing industry and the non-profit group also sponsored free webinars on nutrition, a seminar on barn fires, and a seminar on foaling and breeding season preparation. "The board is forever grateful for the farms, owners, and businesses that continue to support the ITA in its one-of-a-kind...

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D. J. Stable to Match 'Giving Tuesday' Donations to New Vocations

D. J. Stable, LLC will match 'Giving Tuesday' donations to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program in celebration of the organization's 30th anniversary. D. J. Stable, whose Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief) won the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 4, will match up to $30,000 in support of racehorse aftercare. Giving Tuesday takes place Nov. 29 this year. "We are so pleased to have the opportunity to partner with this wonderful organization," said D. J. Stable's general manager Jonathan Green. "Our horses have benefited from being placed in New Vocations' aftercare...

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New York's Racetrack Chaplaincy Seeks Volunteers and Sponsors for Holiday Events

The New York chapter of the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America (NYRTCA) has a number of upcoming holiday events scheduled for backside families, in addition to a weekly food pantry, and has opened up volunteer opportunities. Upcoming are the following events: 10 a.m., Sat., Nov. 19: Packing for Thanksgiving Distribution (Belmont Clubhouse); 10 a.m., Mon., Nov. 21: Thanksgiving Distribution to Backstretch Families (Belmont Clubhouse); 11 a.m., Tue. Nov. 22: Backstretch Thanksgiving Luncheon (Rec Hall at Belmont); Dec. 6: Saratoga Christmas "Sponsor a Family" Dinner (Longfellows in Saratoga); 6 p.m., Wed., Dec....

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Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation to Host Golf Tournament

The Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation will hold its inaugural golf tournament and auction Oct. 10 at Houston Oaks Golf Course in Paris, Kentucky. In a short period of time the foundation has awarded scholarships to eight young people from North America and Europe. This was made possible by the support and collaboration of KEMI, Irish National Stud, Springhouse Farm, Lane's End, University of Limerick, University College Dublin and the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. This inaugural golf tournament has sponsorship and donation opportunities...

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Former Jockey Julio Pezua Injured

Former jockey Julio Pezua, winner of over 1,300 races, was injured last week in a spill at Belmont Park. The 65-year-old suffered several fractured vertebrae in his neck, requiring surgery, and is still hospitalized on Long Island. Starting his American riding career at Calder in 1985, Pezua won several graded races, including the 1987 GI Manhattan S. and 1992 GI Met Mile. Since his retirement from riding races, he has remained at Belmont as an exercise and breeze rider. Owner Aron Yagoda started a Gofundme to raise money for Pezua's...

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Thoroughbred Industry Raises $517K for Tornado Relief

Edited Press Release The Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky has raised $517,224 for both immediate response and longer-term recovery needs of individuals and families impacted by the deadly tornadoes occurring in Western Kentucky Dec. 10 and 11. The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association organized a GoFundMe page Dec. 11, which raised $318,199 since inception. Further donations came in, including a season to Triple Crown winning stallion Justify donated by Ashford Stud/Coolmore America and private sources, raising the total quickly. All told, 315 Thoroughbred breeders, racehorse owners including Spendthrift Farm, trainers, jockeys, industry stalwarts...

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Vaccarezza Organizes Fundraiser for Tornado Victims

A fundraising event to help benefit the families affected by last weekend's devastating Western Kentucky tornado will take place at Frank & Dino's restaurant in Lexington on Sunday, Jan. 2. Complimentary food and drinks will be served between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the popular Italian eatery. WLKY reported Thursday that 16 people, down from a high of 122, are still missing and that the death toll has risen to 76 Kentuckians. More than 1,000 homes and buildings have been destroyed and there are approximately still 3,000 power outages....

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