Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Fourth Annual TAA Calendar Photo Contest Open July 1

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is seeking photos for the 2025 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Calendar. Submissions for TAA's fourth annual calendar photo contest will be accepted July 1 through July 31. Entries should feature a registered Thoroughbred that is either currently residing at or was rehomed by a TAA-accredited organization. For other details on submissions, visit: "The calendar contest is a unique opportunity to showcase not only some of our accredited organizations but also the remarkable abilities and success stories of Thoroughbreds in their second careers," said TAA's Marketing &...

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Letter to the Editor: Jack Wolf

After reading Dan Ross's Aftercare gaps article in the May 31 edition of the TDN, I have some suggestions. Jeff Bloom (TAA president) hit the problem on the head: "One way or another we need a mandatory sustainable fundraising solution. So who's going to pay for that?" As TAA's Founder and first President in 2012, I was a complete failure in attaining mandatory funding through our Industry. It continues to baffle me on how we could not raise $15-$20 million to help solve this problem. Maybe that's not enough either,...

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Luc Belaire Rare Rose Auction to Benefit TAA

An online auction featuring a large 6-liter bottle of Luc Belaire Rare Rose adorned with 2024 Santa Anita Derby Day artwork by artist Juliana Paige and autographed by Santa Anita jockeys is now underway. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The auction will run through 8 p.m. ET on closing day of the Santa Anita Hollywood Meeting Sunday, June 16. Crafted by fifth and sixth generation winemakers at a renowned French Maison founded in 1898, Luc Belaire Rare Rose holds a rich legacy of excellence and...

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TAA to be On Site at Saratoga for Belmont Festival

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will have a presence at Saratoga Racecourse during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, the organization announced in a release Thursday. In addition, to highlight accredited aftercare, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) has named a race on the undercard on Friday, June 7 in honor of TAA. A presentation will be made to the winning connections, including a TAA branded blanket and gift bag. "NYRA is pleased to welcome Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for Belmont Week at Saratoga Racecourse, particularly during this historic year when the...

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TAA Silent Auction Bidding Now Open

Bidding is open now for a silent auction to benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The auction coincides with the America's Best Racing Pre-Preakness Party, during which items will be displayed in person. The party will take Wednesday at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore and the auction is accessible both in person at the event and remotely for online bidders. Highlights of items available include: halters from Curlin, Mage, Street Sense; custom shadow box featuring a Well Armed halter; a Christine A. Moore Millinery fascinator; framed and signed 2024 Kentucky Oaks...

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Sunrise at Old Hilltop Highlights Preakness Week Festivities

Sunrise at Old Hilltop, an event which offers fans a chance to take a behind-the-scenes walking tour of Pimlico Race Course, will once again be part of the Preakness week lineup in 2024, it was announced via presser Friday. Admission is free to the tours--which run on a first-come, first-served basis between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. from Tuesday, May 14 through Friday, May 17--and patrons can sign up at the registration tent on the track apron. It will not be required to register ahead of time in order to take...

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TAA On Site At Pimlico For Preakness Week

Edited Press Release Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be on-site this year at Pimlico Race Course for the week leading up to Preakness 149 on Saturday, May 18, 2024. With the combined efforts from 1/ST RACING, Maryland Jockey Club, America's Best Racing, and Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, accredited aftercare will be promoted with several on-site activations throughout the week. The ninth annual America's Best Racing (ABR) Pre-Preakness Party to benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation will be held at Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland on...

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Tickets Available For Pre-Preakness Party

Tickets for the ninth annual ABR Pre-Preakness Party, to be held Wednesday, May 15, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, are now available. Tickets for the event are $35 online or $40 at the door and includes one complimentary drink ticket, complimentary snack platters and access to racing personalities and handicapping experts Registration is also open for the silent auction held in conjunction with the event which benefits the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Proceeds from the Pre-Preakness Party will benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation....

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TAA On Site Derby Week

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be on site at Churchill Downs for a variety of events during Kentucky Derby week. The organization will be recognized with a named race on the undercard of Champions Day on Wednesday of Derby week. A representative from TAA will be present to host the winners of the "Off to the Races" VIP Experience online benefit auction, which was donated by Churchill Downs Incorporated and Second Stride. The winners will enjoy all-inclusive box seats, tickets to the Winner's Party at the Kentucky Derby Museum and a...

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be Present for Florida Derby Day

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be present at Gulfstream Park for Florida Derby Day on Saturday, Mar. 30. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has partnered with 1/ST RACING to have a variety of on-site activations during the day. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be honored with a named race on the Florida Derby Day undercard. Following the running of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections, including a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance branded blanket and gift bag branded merchandise. 1/ST RACING will promote accredited aftercare throughout the day. A representative from...

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TAA On Site at Turfway for Jeff Ruby Steaks Day

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be on-site at Turfway Park for the Jeff Ruby Steaks card Saturday. The Kentucky track will honor the TAA with a named race, race six, which has a post time of 3:13 p.m. Following the conclusion of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections, which will include a TAA blanket and gift bag with branded merchandise. "Turfway Park is excited to welcome back Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for our Jeff Ruby Steaks Day," said Turfway director of racing and racing secretary Tyler...

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TAA Named Official Charity Partner of NTRA NHC

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has been named the official charity partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's National Horseplayers Championship, which will take place at the Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Mar. 14-17. Throughout the weekend, TAA will have a booth set up where horseplayers are encouraged to stop by and learn more about accredited aftercare. Branded merchandise will be available in exchange for a donation and there will be an opportunity to donate and enter for a chance to win various prizes. Winning prizes include a table for...

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