Tok Tok Dodges Raindrops To Win Kitten's Joy At Colonial

Dodging raindrops, Tok Tok (Quality Road) ran home a winner in his second career race for Graham Motion after he broke his maiden over the grass sprinting at Colonial Downs by half a length July 27. Sent off as a 5-1 shot here, the bay colt broke alertly, moved to rail and then settled third into the first turn as filly Determined Sail (Bernardini) showed the way. Under a slow half at :50.17, Tok Tok launched his bid around far turn, was hemmed in briefly, but once free, he ran...

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Celebrates Successful Presence At Saratoga

Throughout two weeks in early August at Saratoga, which included Whitney Weekend and the Fasig-Tipton sales, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) made a significant impact through multiple avenues, the organization reported in a press release late Thursday. NYRA's Community Outreach Booth showcased TAA's efforts and accomplishments. Honored with the distinction of having two named races on Aug. 5-6, drawing attention to their vital work. Received a $25,000 donation from James and Shari Ough. Facilitated a memorable experience for the winners of the VIP package in the Off to the Races...

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Cole's Community Table Series In Lexington To Support TAA Aug. 23

As part of the Cole's Community Table Series, Coles 735 Main in Lexington, Kentucky will donate a portion of all proceeds from guests' purchases on August 23 directly to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), that organization said in a release Wednesday afternoon. The series aims to support local nonprofits within the Bluegrass community, fostering a spirit of giving back and strengthening community bonds. "Starting off the series with an organization like Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a natural fit, as their work and mission are an integral part of what makes the...

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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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TAA On-Site At The Spa Whitney Weekened

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, on-site in Saratoga for a variety of events in August, highlighted by the Aug. 5 GI Whitney S., will be available at NYRA's Community Outreach Booth to share information on accredited aftercare. Branded merchandise will be available in exchange for a donation, including a limited-edition Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance "Saratoga" t-shirt sponsored by Repole Stable featuring a unique design by artist and supporter Ellen Skidmore. The TAA will remain on-site through the Aug. 7-8 Fasig-Tipton yearling sales. For more information, visit www.nyra.com/saratoga/visit/community-booth. "With so many events and industry...

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TAA Onsite Activities Set During Saratoga Meet

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be onsite in Saratoga for a variety of events in early August, the organization said in a release Thursday. During Whitney weekend on Saturday, Aug. 5, the TAA will be on-hand all day at NYRA's Community Outreach Booth to share information on accredited aftercare. Click here for more information. "With so many events and industry participants in town for the Saratoga meet, it is a fantastic opportunity for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be on-site and connect with supporters, partners, and some of our local...

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TAA Will Be On Site for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be at Belmont Park this weekend for the GI Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and will be honored with race to highlight accredited aftercare. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Race will be Race 10, on Thursday with a post time of 7:45 p.m. Following the running of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections, which includes a branded blanket and swag bag. Additionally, the TAA will co-host the winning guests from one of the VIP experiences, donated by NYRA, auctioned off earlier...

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TAA Calendar Photo Contest Open For Submissions

Judged on clarity, artistry and photographic quality, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will select twelve winners--one featured photo for each month--for its annual Calendar Photo Contest, the organization said in a release Thursday afternoon. Sponsored by Repole Stable, submissions must be relevant to the mission of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and align with all other criteria set forth in the official contest rules. "We are so excited to begin work on the 2024 calendar generously sponsored once again by Repole Stable," said Emily Dresen, Director of TAA Funding & Events. "We...

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TAA Reports Successful Preakness

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) had a successful week in Maryland during Preakness celebrations with several on-site events, the organization said in a release Wednesday. With over 160 in attendance, the America's Best Racing Pre-Preakness Party to benefit the TAA kicked off the week at Mt. Washington Tavern. A total of $25,000 was raised from a silent auction, ticket sales and donations. "It was an absolute honor to once again partner with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance on what has turned into a must-attend event on the racing calendar every year,"...

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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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TAA A Strong Presence at Pimlico Preakness Week

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be on-site at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness week. The 148th Preakness S. will take place Saturday, May 20. The TAA will kick off the week with America's Best Racing's Pre-Preakness Party. The eighth annual Pre-Preakness Party will be held Wednesday, May 17, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. The evening will consist of networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, an entertaining handicapping challenge with guest analysts, and a silent auction. All proceeds of the party and auction will benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance....

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Schwabe, Grant Appointed to Woodbine Committees Board of Directors

Woodbine Entertainment announced the addition of long-time Thoroughbred breeder Yvonne Schwabe and perennial leading Standardbred owner and breeder Brad Grant to committees for its Board of Directors. Schwabe will serve on the Thoroughbred Racing Committee, while Grant joins the Standardbred Racing Committee. Schwabe, a breeder for over 25 years and is the owner of Persley Den Farms in Acton, Ontario, notably bred 2013 Queen's Plate winner Midnight Aria. In addition to her successful breeding operation, Schwabe is a former director and current Funding Chair for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. She...

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