Erin Crady

TCA to Host Bash at the Breeders' Cup Fundraiser

Thoroughbred Charities of America will host Bash at the Breeders' Cup on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Hilton in Del Mar. An outdoor event featuring signature cocktails, music, hors d'oeuvres, and a live auction of racing memorabilia and experiences, Bash at the Breeders' Cup is a fundraiser for TCA. The Hilton San Diego/Del Mar is directly across the street from the racetrack. Tickets are available here. "Bash at the Breeders' Cup has become a significant fundraiser for TCA and, after a hiatus last year, we're thrilled to return to Del...

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TCA Awards Annual Grants

Grants totaling over $788,000 were awarded this year, Thoroughbred Charities of America announced Wednesday. Eighty two grant applications were received earlier this year during the organization's annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 69 organizations were approved for a grant, including 46 aftercare organizations, 14 backstretch and farm worker programs, five equine-assisted therapy organizations, three Thoroughbred incentive programs, and one research organization. Included in the granting total is over $12,000 expended from the Horses First Fund, an emergency fund, administered by TCA and established LNJ Foxwoods, that assists Thoroughbreds and their caretakers in...

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TCA To Host 'Bid on the Bluegrass' Auction

The Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will conduct an online auction called 'Bid on the Bluegrass,' featuring unique, Kentucky Derby-themed items and experiences associated with several of the participants in the 2021 GI Kentucky Derby. All proceeds will benefit the TCA. In addition to memorabilia from likely Kentucky Derby starters including Essential Quality, Hot Rod Charlie, Like the King, Hidden Stash and Mandaloun, other items include a pair of two framed shoes worn by Alydar, a Secretariat print signed by Penny Tweedy and a framed print of Seattle Slew winning...

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Annual TCA Stallion Season Auction Begins

The 31st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction, the largest for the organization, is open for bidding. Bidding on over 200 stallion seasons from 14 states kicked off on and will continue through Jan. 8 with a staggered ending times beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST. Seasons available in the online auction include Gun Runner, Ghostzapper, Palace Malice, Liam's Map, More Than Ready, Speightstown, and many more. View all seasons here. In addition to the online auction, a live auction of select seasons will be held Tuesday, Jan....

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TCA Holding Series of Fundraising Auctions

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will hold a variety of fundraising auctions over the first two weeks of the new year, featuring approximately 200 stallion seasons from over 10 states as well as a silent auction of non-season items. The TCA's Online Season Auction features over 150 seasons and runs from Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. through Friday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m. EST. Featured in the online auction are seasons to such sires as Candy Ride (Arg), English Channel, Ghostzapper, Gun Runner, Liam's Map, More Than Ready, Outwork,...

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Dorrian and Crady Honored with RTCA White Horse Awards

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) has named this year's White Horse Award winners, which honor heroism on behalf of human or horse. Honored this year are Victoria Don Dorrian, winner of the White Horse Award, and Erin Crady, winner of the Community Service Award. Dorrian earned her moment of heroism in September, 2019, when a loose horse at Prairie Meadows escaped from the track and ended up on interstate 80, running toward oncoming traffic. Dorrian threw herself into harm's way and eventually captured the horse. Click to see...

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TCA Extends Sponsorship of Tbred Makeover & National Symposium through '21

Thoroughbred Charities of America has extended its support of the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium through 2021. RRP will host a "double Makeover" for both 2020 and 2021 entries at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 12-17, 2021. Some aspects of the 2020 TCA Thoroughbred Makeover will be offered virtually this year, including seminars (presented as webinars), the Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, a virtual 5K, the vendor fair, and the innovative Makeover Master Class training demonstration and discussion. "The work of the Retired Racehorse Project is an integral part...

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TCA to Host Online Auction of Classic Winners' Halters

The Thoroughbred Charities of America will host an online auction of halters worn by Triple Crown and Kentucky Derby winners during the upcoming virtual "Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown." The halter auction is set to open Friday at 9 a.m. and will conclude Saturday at 9 p.m. EST. All proceeds will benefit TCA. "As the 13 Triple Crown winners face off in the virtual running of the Derby, we are excited to offer halters worn by the only two living Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, as well as...

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TCA Beneficiary of Holiday Campaign

Thoroughbred Charities of America was named the charitable beneficiary of the Thoroughbred Club of America's annual holiday giving campaign. More than $5,000 was raised and will be used for 2020 grant making to qualified and approved organizations that work on behalf of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them. "We greatly appreciate the support of the Thoroughbred Club of America," said Erin Crady executive director of Thoroughbred Charities of America. "The Thoroughbred Club's far-reaching membership represents all branches of the Thoroughbred industry and we are honored to be recognized...

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