Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

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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Thoroughbred Aftercare Day Set For Sunday At Ellis Park

Six of North America's prominent Thoroughbred aftercare organizations will be featured on-site Sunday as part of Thoroughbred Aftercare Day at Ellis Park Racing & Gaming, the track said in a Thursday release. After post time at 11:45 a.m. (CDT), fans will be invited to learn more about Thoroughbred retirement at several booths set up on the concourse by Friends of Ferdinand, New Vocations, Second Stride, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Thoroughbred Charities of America and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The six participating Thoroughbred aftercare organizations will be featured in the Jeff Hall Winner's...

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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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NY Aftercare Day at Saratoga Aug. 17

The New York Racing Association, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and New York Thoroughbred Breeders will host the third annual New York Thoroughbred Aftercare Day Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course. The featured race on Thursday's card will be the $125,000 Rick Violette, a 1 1/16-mile turf test for New York-bred sophomores named for the late trainer and NYTHA President who spearheaded the creation of the TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program and TAKE THE LEAD Retirement Program. Representatives from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited organizations will be on-site to educate both racing...

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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 "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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Presque Isle Downs to Honor Veteran Campaigner Stevis Man

Presque Isle Downs will honor the career of one of the track's fan favorites, Stevis Man (Senor Amigo), with a race on July 26. The veteran campaigner recorded 20 of his 26 career wins at the Pennsylvania oval. Stevis Man was retired to the R.A.C.E. Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization after his last race on Oct. 24, 2022. After some let-down time, he was sent to Thoroughbred Placement Resources in Upper Marlboro, Marylad to eventually begin retraining for a second career. Both R.A.C.E. Fund and Thoroughbred Placement Resources are TAA...

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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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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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Pre-Preakness Party to Benefit TAA

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has again been named the beneficiary of America's Best Racing's Pre-Preakness Party, which will be held May 17 at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore. Tickets for the eighth annual event are $25, which includes one drink ticket, snacks, access to racing personalities and networking opportunities for race fans. There will also be a silent auction to benefit TAA and a handicapping contest. Tickets are available online at:

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