Emily Dresen

James and Shari Ough Make Substantial Donation to TAA

James and Shari Ough have made a donation of $25,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The charitable contribution was presented on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Saratoga Race Course. "We are incredibly grateful for James and Shari Ough's heartfelt donation to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance," said Emily Dresen, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Director of Funding & Events. "By championing our mission, their support enables us to provide crucial aid to accredited aftercare organizations, ultimately benefiting the well-being of countless horses in their deserving retirement." The check presentation took place following the Thoroughbred Aftercare...

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Bidding Open for TAA Pre-Preakness Party Silent Auction

Bidding is now open for the silent auction benefitting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at America's Best Racing's Pre-Preakness Party. The auction is open to the public and all bidding will be done online. Some of the auction items include: • A Flightline halter in custom-built shadow box, with Flightline hat and Breeders' Cup Classic victory photo • Paintings by Donna B Fine Art • Various autographed saddle towels, including Flightline and Mage • One box stall shipment credit from Brook Ledge Horse Transportation • Christine A. Moore Millinery fascinator •...

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance On-Site At Tampa Bay Derby

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be featured at Tampa Bay Downs with a named race on the Tampa Bay Derby undercard Saturday, March 11. Following the running of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections including a branded blanket and swag bag. Tampa Bay Downs will feature and promote accredited aftercare awareness throughout the race day and race meet. As part of Tampa Bay Down's support, a VIP experience has been donated to the winners of the January 2023 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance "Off...

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TAA Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $180K

Edited Press Release Following a month-long effort to raise funds for the TAA's 81 accredited organizations, the TAA Holiday Giving Campaign concluded Dec. 31 with $180,000 raised for accredited aftercare. "It was encouraging to see such enthusiasm for our holiday fundraiser," said TAA President, Jeffrey Bloom. "Thank you to every person who donated to the TAA's Holiday Giving Campaign. It takes a great deal of funds to care for our industry's retired athletes, and large influxes of donations such as these are vital to the TAA's ability to support its...

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Hidden Brook Pledges $1K One-Day Match Donation

Edited Press Release As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)'s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Hidden Brook Farm has pledged to match all donations up to $1,000 made to the TAA Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Not only does Hidden Brook dedicate a portion of its operation to caring for their retired Thoroughbreds--the breeding, racing, and sales enterprise continually participates in supporting industry aftercare initiatives, such as the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. "As an industry, we cannot underscore the importance of the day-in and day-out efforts of the TAA," said Hidden Brook...

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