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Clark Named Thoroughbred Owner Conference Keynote Speaker

Stacie Clark, operations consultant for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), will be the keynote speaker for OwnerView's in-person Thoroughbred Owner Conferenceat Saratoga Race Course July 25-26, 2022. Clark has been with the TAA since its inception in 2012 and assumed the role of operations consultant in 2014. Previously, she created the first in-house retirement program while serving as Thoroughbred Retirement Program manager at Adena Springs. Clark rode as a jockey in Ontario and was nominated for the 1994 Sovereign Award as Outstanding Apprentice in Canada. When Woodbine Racetrack expanded its...

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TAA, KEMI Named Beneficiaries of KTFMC Golf Scramble

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) will again be the beneficiary of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club (KTFMC) Challenge Cup Golf Scramble at the University Club of Kentucky. The 30th annual event will be held June 28. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at 12 p.m. Team entries sold out June 7. There will be a first, second, and third place team winner for both courses and an overall champion team decided by a one-hole playoff between the first-place team from...

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Women in Racing, TAA to Be Featured at Churchill's Champions Day

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be present on Churchill Downs's Champion's Day Tuesday at the Ladies in Racing Symposium, followed by a race presentation on the undercard. Champions for a Change will feature Ladies in Racing with a symposium of influential women in the Thoroughbred industry. A powerhouse panel of women will be featured, and all tickets have access to the symposium. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance supporters Shannon Arvin, Keeneland Association president & chief executive officer, and Dora Delgado, Breeders' Cup World Championships executive vice president & chief racing officer,...

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ABR Preakness Kick-Off Party to Benefit Aftercare

After a two-year hiatus owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, America Best Racing's Pre-Preakness Party will be held Wednesday, May 18, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, with the proceeds of all tickets sold to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. A silent auction will be held which will benefit the TAA and the Maryland-based Beyond The Wire Thoroughbred aftercare organization. "We're thrilled to again be a beneficiary of this party, along with our friends at Beyond the Wire, and we're grateful for the continued support from America's Best Racing," TAA...

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TAA Launches Second Annual Calendar Photo Contest

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) Calendar Photo Contest is now open for submissions. The TAA is seeking photos of Thoroughbreds at a TAA-accredited organization or of Thoroughbreds who have been adopted from a TAA-accredited organization. Online submissions will be accepted now through June 11, 2022. Twelve photos will be selected, including one cover photo winner which will receive a Tipperary 9800 Devon with MIPS helmet. Additionally, all twelve winners will receive a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance swag bag and 2023 TAA Calendar. Winners will be announced in August 2022. Repole Stable...

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TAA Offers Bucket List Race-Day Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has launched "Off to the Races," an online auction providing opportunities to bid on VIP packages for 12 upcoming race days/weekends over the next 12 months. Each package gives the winner a unique experience of tickets to a major race combined with a range of racing-related "bucket-list" activities. "The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is thrilled to present the inaugural 'Off to the Races' online auction," said TAA president and managing director of Bloom Racing Stable Jeff Bloom. "Featured items include VIP access to the racing industry's...

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TAA Accreditation Application for 2022 Now Available

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation application for 2022 is now available. Thoroughbred aftercare non-profits, including those accredited for 2021 that want to remain accredited, must complete the application by Apr. 1 to seek accreditation for the coming year. Accreditation status with TAA is determined after a complete review of five areas of an aftercare organization: operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. Organizations will be subject to site inspections of all facilities housing Thoroughbreds. Organizations that receive accreditation are eligible for...

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TAA Awards $3.7M to Accredited Organizations

A total of $3.7 million will be awarded as grants to 82 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Thursday. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has now awarded more than $24.5 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. "The ability to grant $3.7 million towards the care of retired racehorses is a tremendous achievement," said TAA President Jimmy Bell. "As the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance continues to grow to match the needs of our industry, monetary contributions by participants at every level are paramount to the success...

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Pensioned Mushka Comes Full Circle

New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director Anna Ford will never forget the excitement she felt watching the 2009 GI Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic as 16-1 shot Mushka (Empire Maker) kept passing one horse afer another in the stretch to close for second. As a horse taking part in the first ever New Vocations Breeders' Cup Pledge program, Mushka's performance meant a $36,000 donation from owner Betty Moran. It was a lifeline for a growing charity dedicated to finding second homes for the sport's retirees. "I'll never forget how excited we were,"...

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TAA Official Aftercare Partner of '21 Breeders' Cup

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has been named the Official Aftercare Partner of the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar. It is also an Official Charity of the Breeders' Cup along with aftercare partner California Retirement Management Account (CARMA). On Breeders' Cup Saturday, the TAA will present its namesake race, the GII Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance S.--formerly the Marathon S. It has also partnered with TVG to be part of the GI  TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance on Future Stars Friday. "We...

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Pimlico Hosts Canter For a Cause

Over 260 riders and their mounts from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and farther afield cantered, walked and trotted across Pimlico Race Course Sunday, to raise awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as part of Canter for a Cause. The event, sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club, saw registered riders go out in one of four groups between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to take their horse around Pimlico, as well as walk through the starting gate and get their picture taken in the winner's circle. "The Thoroughbred...

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New Vocations Launches 12th Annual Breeders' Cup Pledge

Edited Press Release New Vocations has launched its 12th annual Breeders' Cup Pledge, in which connections of Breeders' Cup contenders pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support the charity's mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. To date, the pledge has raised over $800,000 to support the nation's oldest and largest racehorse adoption program. "This event has become one of our most important annual fundraisers," said Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director. "Providing proper aftercare for these amazing athletes is a must, and we have been...

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