Equine Artist Robert Clark Offers Print To Benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America

Equine artist Robert Clark will be offering limited run prints of a one-of-a-kind painting featuring American Pharoah and Justify with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), the non-profit said in a Friday release. The original painting sold for $18,000 at the recent TCA Stallion Season Live Auction and Celebration with all of the proceeds going to the organization. As for the prints, they are 16" x 20", numbered and signed by the artist. "We are deeply appreciative of Bob's ongoing support of TCA," said Erin...

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Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation Sponsors TCA's Stallion Season Auction Again

The Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation has signed on once again as the presenting sponsor for the Thoroughbred Charities of America's upcoming 34th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Wednesday, Jan. 3 through Sunday, Jan. 7, the non-profit said in a release Friday. "We greatly appreciate the continued support of Mt. Brilliant," said Erin Halliwell executive director of TCA. "The Stallion Season Auction is vital to our organization as it allows us to make grants to qualified organizations across the country. Mt. Brilliant's support of the auction and TCA are...

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TCA Returns as Title Sponsor of the Retired Racehorse Project

The Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has returned as the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced on Monday. The TCA has been a supporter of the RRP since 2012. The Thoroughbred Makeover features trainers from across North America who have worked throughout the year to prepare recently retired Thoroughbred ex-racehorses to compete for more than $100,000 in ten equestrian sports. This year, the competition scope expanded to include recently retired broodmares exiting the breeding industry. "The Thoroughbred Makeover has really moved...

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TCA Awarded More Than $821,000 in Grants in 2023

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) in 2023 awarded grants totaling more than $821,000, the organization announced on Tuesday. A total of 75 organizations were approved for grants, which included 45 aftercare organizations, 20 backstretch and farm worker programs, six equine-assisted therapy organizations, three Thoroughbred incentive programs, and one research organization. TCA's 2023 grants to aftercare organizations were bolstered by support from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute's Race to Give online fundraising campaign, which last year helped raise more than $35,000 for approved organizations. "Thanks to our generous donors, we are thrilled...

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Appoints Four New Directors

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has appointed Morgan Richardson, Liam O'Rourke, Dan Metzger and Jesse Ullery to its Board of Directors. "Many thanks to Lesley Campion, who did a great job of chairing the TCA nominations committee," said Mike McMahon president of TCA. "We have four great new board members to add to our power packed group of industry professionals. I love this board. These people give horses and the people who care for them so much time and effort. They are all-stars and with talent like this, we will...

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TCA Receives Bequest From The Cathy D. Perry Trust

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) received a bequest from the Cathy D. Perry Trust, the organization said in a release Tuesday. The bequest was presented to TCA board members and staff by Perry's son Brandon and daughter-in-law Diannah in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course in early August. "Diannah and I have been supporters of the TCA, through the purchase of seasons at the annual Stallion Season Auction for years and are extremely proud to donate to them now and help make a scalable difference," said Brandon Perry. The...

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TCA To Honor Trainer Richard Mandella

Richard Mandella has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as the 2023 Honor Guest, Club President Charlie Boden announced Monday. "The Thoroughbred Club of America is delighted to name Richard Mandella as its 2023 Honor Guest", said Boden. "Richard is a shining example of what past generations traditionally thought of when they considered what a great trainer is--a real "throwback" who has never had more than 40 horses in his barn. He is steadfast in his care of the animal with a long...

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TCA Hosts 'Bid On The Bluegrass' Online Auction

Halters worn by Kentucky Derby starters including Forte (Violence), Kingsbarns (Uncle Mo), Tapit Trice (Tapit), Angel of Empire (Classic Empire), and Two Phil's (Hard Spun) will be just some of the items listed during this year's Thoroughbred Charities of America's 'Bid on the Bluegrass' online auction, the organization said in a release Wednesday. Set to open on Thursday, May 4 at 9 a.m. and conclude on Saturday, May 6 at 9 p.m. E.T., all proceeds will benefit TCA. "Bid on the Bluegrass will feature a wide array of items with...

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Flightline Leads TCA Stallion Season Auction Roster

The Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction presented by Mt. Brilliant will begin Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. and run through Friday, Jan. 6, with staggered closing times starting at 4:30 p.m. ET.  Nearly 200 seasons will be available for online bidding on  Select seasons to Constitution, Flightline, Good Magic, Maxfield (with 2024 breed back), Nashville (with 2024 breed back), Not This Time, Nyquist (with 2024 breed back), Olympiad, and Quality Road will be sold at the 'Tis the Seasons Celebration on Sunday, January 8 at the...

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Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation to Sponsor TCA Stallion Season Auction

The Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 33rd annual TCA Stallion Season Auction, set to be held Jan. 4-8, 2023. "We greatly appreciate the support of Mt. Brilliant," Erin Halliwell, executive director of TCA, said. "The Stallion Season Auction is vital to our organization as it allows us to make grants to qualified organizations across the country. Mt. Brilliant's sponsorship and support of the auction and TCA are a testament to their strong commitment to our mission of assisting Thoroughbreds and those...

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TCA to Host Bash at the Breeders' Cup Nov. 4

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host Bash at the Breeders' Cup Friday, Nov. 4 at the Grand Reserve in the Distillery District of downtown Lexington, Ky. The fundraising event will feature signature cocktails, Southern cuisine, live music, and a live auction of racing memorabilia and experiences. Tickets are available here. "Bash at the Breeders' Cup has become a can't-miss event on the Breeders' Cup week calendar," said Erin Halliwell executive director of TCA. "We're looking forward to another fantastic event all while raising money for our 2023 approved grant...

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Herb Moelis of Delaware's CandyLand Farm Dies at 91

Funeral services were held Sunday for Herb Moelis, who bred, raced and sold horses for parts of five decades at the CandyLand Farm he founded in Middletown, Delaware. He was 91 and had recently suffered a bout of pneumonia as a complication from a years-long battle against Parkinson's disease. Known for his passion for the sport, an even-keeled nature, and quiet, steadfast generosity, Moelis helped to create the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), which since 1990 has distributed over $26 million to over 200 approved organizations. Mike Palmer, who over...

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