Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Breeders' Cup Launches Horseplayers Happy Hour

The HorsePlayers Happy Hour Tour, hosted by In the Money Media, will begin Thursday, Apr. 8, at 3:00 p.m. ET, Breeders' Cup announced in a press release. The HorsePlayers Tour will coincide with the HorsePlayers Happy Hour livestream, featuring ITMM's Matt Bernier, Peter Fornatale and Jonathon Kinchen. Each week fans at home can play along with the ITMM team for a chance to earn tour points and qualify for the season-ending playoffs. One $10,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge seat will be awarded to the player that finishes first on the...

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TAA Well Represented Over Derby Prep Weekend

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be featured on two big race days at Gulfstream Park and Turfway Park Saturday to promote aftercare awareness on the undercard of the GIII Jeff Ruby Steaks and the GI Curlin Florida Derby. A presentation of a TAA blanket and swag bag to the winning connections will be made following the running of each race. Gulfstream's Race 2 presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will go off at 11:59 a.m. A limited number of patrons will be in attendance for the action-packed Florida Derby...

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The Deputy Rescued from TX Kill Pen

The Deputy (Ire) (Petardia {GB}), winner of the 2000 GI Santa Anita Derby and second choice in that year's GI Kentucky Derby, was rescued from a kill pen in Texas earlier this month by his old connections, Barry Irwin's Team Valor, Gary Barber and trainer Jenine Sahadi. The 24-year-old, who had stood stud in several states, was reportedly bought cheaply in Iowa and sent to a feedlot north of Dallas, at which point word quickly spread on the internet and made its way to The Deputy's past connections. By utilizing...

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Gulfstream to Host Canter for the Cause

Gulfstream Park will offer owners and fans the chance to walk trot or canter their horses across the track when it hosts its second Canter for the Cause Mar. 15. All participants will have a chance to have their pictures taken in the winner's circle by Gulfstream Park. Registration is $50 and all proceeds from the event will go to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. "This was such a well-received...

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TAA Accreditation Application Available

Edited Press Release The 2021 application for accreditation by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is now available on OpenWater and can be accessed through ThoroughbredAftercare.org/Accreditation. Thoroughbred aftercare nonprofits interested in applying must complete the application by Apr. 1 at 6 p.m. ET. Since TAA accreditation is only granted for a specific period of time, organizations with accreditation status ending in 2021 that want to remain accredited need to re-apply. Accreditation status is determined after a complete review of five areas of an aftercare organization: operations, education, horse health care management, facility...

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Bell Elected TAA President

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance board of directors elected James Bell as president for the 2021 term and elected new board members at its meeting Dec. 14. Bell, president and racing manager of Godolphin, served as TAA president in 2014. He has held various positions on industry and community boards, including the The Jockey Club, Keeneland Association, Fayette Alliance, Thoroughbred Club of America, and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. "Seemingly, you can step aside but not away from an organization so meaningful and impactful as the TAA," Bell said. "We've...

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TAA Grants $3.5 Million to Accredited Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has announced that $3.5 million will be awarded as grants to 81 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations that currently hold TAA accreditation. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has now awarded more than $20.7 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. "We are grateful to the TAA's many supporters that have allowed us to award $3.5 million this year," TAA President John Phillips said. "We know these funds will significantly assist the work of TAA-accredited organizations during this challenging time. As we look forward to 2021, we...

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TAA Accredits 34 Aftercare Organizations

Officials at the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Tuesday that 34 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation, including 26 previously accredited organizations and eight that received accreditation for the first time. TAA-accredited organizations undergo a thorough application and inspection process prior to accreditation. Once accredited, they are eligible to receive financial grants to support Thoroughbreds in their care. The TAA has awarded $17.2 million in grants to accredited organizations since 2012. "We congratulate the aftercare organizations that earned TAA accreditation this year, including the new organizations joining the TAA...

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TAA Official Aftercare Partner of 2020 Breeders' Cup

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), an official charity of the Breeders' Cup, has been named the official aftercare partner of the 2020 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held at Keeneland Nov. 6-7. The TAA is asking connections of Breeders' Cup runners to pledge a percentage of their championship day earnings to the TAA, which awards annual grants to accredited non-profit Thoroughbred aftercare organizations to retire, retrain, and rehome Thoroughbreds. "It is our privilege to see Thoroughbreds at their finest moments in the Breeders' Cup World Championships and it is...

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Kendra Scott Offers Horseshoe Charm to Benefit TAA

Fashion and lifestyle brand Kendra Scott will offer 50% of proceeds from sales of its horseshoe charm to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Aug. 30 through Nov. 7. The charm retails for $35 and is available in four colors. It can be purchased here.

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StableDuel Contest to Raise Awareness for Aftercare Efforts

StableDuel has teamed up with Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Retired Racehorse Project to raise money and awareness for both organizations through its app during the month of September. Owners of off-track Thoroughbreds are invited to share a picture or video of their Thoroughbreds on social media showcasing "something cool" they do with the hashtag #PlayRaceAdopt. They will then be entered to win a prize pack from the three organizations, including a saddle pad, riding clothing and more. Two winners will be selected and announced each week. "We are so excited...

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Stobie & CTA Continue Heroic Acts for Horses Every Day

Based in Puerto Rico, the mission of Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc. (CTA), is rehabilitation, retraining, retirement, and adoption for Thoroughbreds in the Caribbean. The organization recently posted on its Facebook page images of the three Thoroughbreds they most recently accepted from Hippodrome Camarero, the Thoroughbred track in Puerto Rico. All three, Salary Cap (Street Boss), Too Fast For Love (Harlington), or Keep Me Grounded (First Samurai) will need rehabilitation and have only a chance at being sound for trail or light riding. Since December, CTA has been looking for a...

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