482 Trainers Accepted to '22 Tbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) has accepted 482 trainers, including both individuals and team members, to the 2022 class of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). The Makeover returns to its single-year format in 2022 after the postponement of the 2020 event led to a "double" Makeover in 2021, with two competition years running simultaneously. The 2022 Makeover will take place Oct. 12-15, 2022 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Open to professionals, juniors, amateurs, and teams, the Thoroughbred Makeover is a...

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Not This Time Season Added to TCA Stallion Auction

A season by last year's leading second crop sire Not This Time (Giant's Causeway) has been added to the select session of the Thoroughbred Charities of America Annual Stallion Season Auction. The Taylor Made Farm stallion will be among 10 select seasons--including Bolt d'Oro, Charlatan, City of Light, Constitution, Liam's Map, Maxfield (with 2023 breed back), Nyquist (with 2023 breed back), Quality Road, and Yaupon (with 2023 breed back)--that will be sold at the 'Tis the Seasons Celebration Sunday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Reserve in Lexington, Kentucky....

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TCA Named Co-Charitable Beneficiary of Derby Rockin' Eve

Thoroughbred Charities of America has been name the co-charitable beneficiary of Paristown's inaugural Derby Rockin' Eve, presented by Woodford Reserve, a star-studded Derby Eve party that will feature a performance from country music recording artist Jake Owen, with a portion of the evening's proceeds benefitting the Norton Healthcare Foundation's Derby Divas, as well as TCA. "We will be tenting and showcasing the entire Paristown seven-acre Cultural Arts and Entertainment District for this Rockin' Derby Eve extravaganza," said Steve Smith, Managing Partner of Paristown. Tickets will be limited to just 1,000...

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Breeders' Cup Box Auction to Honor Richardson

Thoroughbred Charities of America is auctioning off a 2021 Breeders' Cup Stretch Run box at Del Mar to benefit the Race to Give campaign. The box was donated to honor the memory of Dr. J. David Richardson, who passed away in September. The six-person box, 4G, is on Del Mar's third level, and was donated by Richardson's friend, Dr. James B. Threlkel. It is valid for Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6, and includes preferred parking passing for Friday and Saturday. Stretch run boxes are located before the wire....

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Hagyard Partners with TCA in Race to Give

The "Race to Give," an online giving and awareness program to support Thoroughbred aftercare was launched Wednesday by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). is its website and central hub. "2021 marks our 145th anniversary of caring for the equine industry," said Dr. Luke Fallon, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. "These equine athletes have given us so much over the last century and a half. Our veterinarians created the Race to Give to demonstrate our appreciation.  Leading an effort to support the critical area of...

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Sales Industry Support TCA Charities

Donations from several of last season's sales raised over $100,000 to assist backstretch and farm worker-focused Thoroughbred Charities of America charities. The funds will be awarded to approved grant applicants during TCA's current granting cycle. Heading the 2020 participating sales were Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, November Breeding Stock Sale, and the January Horses of All Ages Sale, which offered buyers the opportunity to donate .05% of their total sale purchases to TCA via a voluntary contribution on their invoices. Fasig-Tipton also made a significant direct contribution in support of these...

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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 Stallion Season Auction Set for January

Thoroughbred Charities of America will hold its 31st Annual Stallion Season Auction from Wednesday, Jan. 6 through Tuesday, Jan. 12, TCA announced Tuesday. It is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. The fundraiser opens with an online auction of stallion seasons beginning at 9 a.m. EST Jan. 6 and continues through 4:30 p.m. EST Jan. 8. Over 150 seasons will be available for online bidding including ones from Ghostzapper, Liam's Map, Palace Malice, More Than Ready, Speightstown, and Gun Runner. A full list of seasons is available here....

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TCA to Host Online Auction of Halters Worn by Breeders' Cup Winners, Contenders

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host an online auction of halters worn by Breeders' Cup winners and contenders. The All-Star Halter Auction is set to open Friday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. and will conclude Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. EST. The auction is sponsored by LNJ Foxwoods and all proceeds will benefit TCA. "In a normal year, we would be just days away from our annual Bash at the Breeders' Cup fundraising event," said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. "However, like so many nonprofits, we've pivoted...

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Five New Directors Join TCA Board

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), which raises funds and distributes those funds to Thoroughbred-related charities, announced Monday five new additions to its Board of Directors: Leah O'Meara, Andy Hils, Erik Johnson, Marshall Gramm, and Marette Farrell. They join current board members Mike McMahon (president), Nathan McCauley (vice president), Davant Latham (secretary), and Lesley Howard (treasurer), as well as Bob Beck, Bing Bush, Lesley Campion, Bob Edwards, Terry Finley, Brant Laue, Jaime Roth, and Anna Seitz. Gretchen Jackson, Ellen Moelis, Herb Moelis, and Dan Rosenberg are directors emeriti. "We are delighted...

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Streaking 'Sneaking' to Beat in TCA

KMN Racing's Sneaking Out (Indian Evening), winner of back-to-back graded stakes on the west coast, will try to punch her ticket to the Breeders' Cup in Saturday's GII Thoroughbred Club of America S. at Keeneland, a "Win and You're In" qualifier for the Filly & Mare Sprint. Winning three of four to start her career, the California-bred was disqualified out of a score in the Angel's Flight S. last spring and finished a narrow second in both the GII Summertime Oaks and state-bred Fleet Treat S. Last but one in...

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