Thoroughbred Charities of America

TCA Awards Over $1M in Grants

Edited Press Release Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling nearly $1,070,000 will be awarded this year. A record 92 grant applications were received earlier this year during the organization's annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 70 organizations were approved for a grant including 45 aftercare organizations, 16 backstretch and farm worker programs, five equine-assisted therapy organizations, three Thoroughbred incentive programs and one research organization. Grant recipients from the last three years can be found on tca.org. In May, TCA's Horses First Fund made emergency grants to three backstretch...

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Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Postponed to 2021

The board of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) has made the unanimous decision to postpone the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), until 2021. The RRP plans to host an expanded Thoroughbred Makeover Oct. 12-17, 2021 that will offer separate classes in all 10 disciplines for both 2020 and 2021 entries. Put on each year by the RRP, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Thoroughbred Makeover typically draws hundreds of competitors from 40+ states and multiple Canadian provinces, each of whom has taken on...

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TCA Fund Supports Charles Town Horsemen

Thoroughbred Charities of America's Horses First Fund has provided funding for a need-based feed assistance program at Charles Town Racetrack. The program, developed in partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Aftercare Charles Town, Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association (HBPA), and Charles Town Southern States, will aid trainers facing economic hardship due to the cancellation of racing. The program will be available for trainers that meet the earnings criteria set forth by the Charles Town HBPA. Qualified trainers will receive a one-time credit redeemable for grain at Charles...

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TCA to Host Online Auction of Classic Winners’ Halters

The Thoroughbred Charities of America will host an online auction of halters worn by Triple Crown and Kentucky Derby winners during the upcoming virtual "Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown." The halter auction is set to open Friday at 9 a.m. and will conclude Saturday at 9 p.m. EST. All proceeds will benefit TCA. "As the 13 Triple Crown winners face off in the virtual running of the Derby, we are excited to offer halters worn by the only two living Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, as well as...

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TCA Horses First Fund Supporting Backstretch, Aftercare Organizations

Thoroughbred Charities of America's Horses First Fund is providing funding to backstretch and aftercare organizations working to support the Thoroughbred community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 2016 by LNJ Foxwoods, the Horses First Fund assists Thoroughbreds and their caretakers in need of emergency aid due to large scale neglect, natural disaster, or other catastrophe. The Backstretch Employee Service Team (BEST) will receive funding to support their on-site medical clinic at Belmont Park. The Sam Houston Race Park Chaplaincy will receive an emergency grant to provide meal services for backstretch...

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Lane’s End Donates Four Select Seasons to TCA Auction

Lane's End Farm has donated seasons to Candy Ride (Arg), Quality Road, City of Light, and Union Rags to the auction offered at the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) 'Tis the Seasons Celebration presented by LNJ Foxwoods. Now in its 30th year, the celebration will be held at Distillery Square in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. The Lane's End stallion seasons are no guarantee. Other stallion seasons offered at the celebration will include Audible, Blame, Constitution, Street Sense (with a 2021 breed back), and Vino Rosso. Halters...

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TCA Auction Runs Through Friday

The 30th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction presented by LNJ Foxwoods continues through Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. EST. Bidding on nearly 200 stallion seasons from 15 states began Wednesday on Starquine.com. View all seasons here. In addition to the online auction, a live auction will be held at the 'Tis the Seasons Celebration Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Distillery Square in Lexington. Tickets for the Celebration are available here.

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TCA Beneficiary of Holiday Campaign

Thoroughbred Charities of America was named the charitable beneficiary of the Thoroughbred Club of America's annual holiday giving campaign. More than $5,000 was raised and will be used for 2020 grant making to qualified and approved organizations that work on behalf of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them. "We greatly appreciate the support of the Thoroughbred Club of America," said Erin Crady executive director of Thoroughbred Charities of America. "The Thoroughbred Club's far-reaching membership represents all branches of the Thoroughbred industry and we are honored to be recognized...

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