Thoroughbred Charities of America

TCA Returns as Title Sponsor of Thoroughbred Makeover

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will again serve as the title sponsor of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP)'s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. The Thoroughbred Makeover is a retraining competition and showcase, featuring 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 a variety of equestrian sports. TCA has worked to support Thoroughbred aftercare, as well as programs that provide health and human services for backstretch and farm workers, for more than three decades. TCA...

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Appoints Three New Directors

Torie Gladwell, Jason Loutsch and Cathy Shircliff have joined Thoroughbred Charities of America's Board of Directors. "We are thrilled that Torie, Jason, and Cathy have joined our board and I look forward to working with them," said Mike McMahon president of TCA. "They each bring unique skill sets, new ideas, and most importantly, a passion for TCA's mission. The TCA board is committed to working hard to raise money for the benefit of the approved organizations that support Thoroughbred aftercare as well as the people working on the backstretches and...

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Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Awarded TCA Grant

Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) was recently advised by the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) that it would be receiving a 2022 grant in support of FLTAP's work to transition equine athletes to a productive and fulfilling life after their time competing on the track. The TCA Board of Directors determined the grant request upheld the mission of the TCA, which is to fund and facilitate the support of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them. As part of the evaluation process, FLTAP received a designation from Irish...

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482 Trainers Accepted to '22 Tbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) has accepted 482 trainers, including both individuals and team members, to the 2022 class of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). The Makeover returns to its single-year format in 2022 after the postponement of the 2020 event led to a "double" Makeover in 2021, with two competition years running simultaneously. The 2022 Makeover will take place Oct. 12-15, 2022 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Open to professionals, juniors, amateurs, and teams, the Thoroughbred Makeover is a...

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Not This Time Season Added to TCA Stallion Auction

A season by last year's leading second crop sire Not This Time (Giant's Causeway) has been added to the select session of the Thoroughbred Charities of America Annual Stallion Season Auction. The Taylor Made Farm stallion will be among 10 select seasons--including Bolt d'Oro, Charlatan, City of Light, Constitution, Liam's Map, Maxfield (with 2023 breed back), Nyquist (with 2023 breed back), Quality Road, and Yaupon (with 2023 breed back)--that will be sold at the 'Tis the Seasons Celebration Sunday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Reserve in Lexington, Kentucky....

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Thoroughbred Makeover Applications Open

Thoroughbred Charities of America is now accepting applications for the 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. Applications will be accepted through the close of business Jan. 21 and accepted trainers will be announced by Feb. 15. The 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover Rulebook outlines all rules and information relevant to the competition, with changes for 2022 marked in red and clarifying information marked in blue. Interested applicants can start the process now by clicking on the Trainer Portal at The Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 disciplines for recently retired Thoroughbreds...

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TCA to Honor Roytz and Our Mims Retirement Haven

Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Jen Roytz with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and Our Mims Retirement Haven with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 32nd annual Stallion Season Auction 'Tis the Season Celebration Sunday, Jan. 9 at Grand Reserve in Lexington, Ky. The Allaire du Pont Leadership Award is presented annually to an organization or individual whose philanthropic endeavors are consistent with TCA's mission. A native of Cleveland, Roytz is a marketing and communications specialist based in Central Kentucky. Over the past 10...

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TCA Stallion Auction Set for January

Thoroughbred Charities of America's 32nd annual Stallion Season Auction will begin Jan. 5 and conclude Jan. 9. The fundraiser opens with an online auction of stallion seasons at 9 a.m. Jan. 5 and continues through 4:30 p.m. EST Jan. 7. Over 150 seasons will be available in the online auction, including to stallions Audible, Basin, Candy Ride, McKinzie, More Than Ready, Speightstown, and Volatile. A full list of seasons is available here. An online silent auction of non-season items, including halters worn by Life is Good, Curlin, Charlatan, Tapit, Knicks...

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More Than $125k for Aftercare Raised by Inaugural 'Race to Give'

The first annual "Race to Give" campaign, begun in September by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) as an online giving and awareness program to support Thoroughbred aftercare, wrapped Friday with over $125,000 raised. Officials from Hagyard presented a check to TCA totaling $125,117 in a winner's circle ceremony at Churchill Downs. "Starting a new charitable effort is always a challenge and usually takes some time to build momentum," said Hagyard's Dr. Luke Fallon, DVM. "So we tried to set a realistic goal, but I think...

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TCA Named Co-Charitable Beneficiary of Derby Rockin' Eve

Thoroughbred Charities of America has been name the co-charitable beneficiary of Paristown's inaugural Derby Rockin' Eve, presented by Woodford Reserve, a star-studded Derby Eve party that will feature a performance from country music recording artist Jake Owen, with a portion of the evening's proceeds benefitting the Norton Healthcare Foundation's Derby Divas, as well as TCA. "We will be tenting and showcasing the entire Paristown seven-acre Cultural Arts and Entertainment District for this Rockin' Derby Eve extravaganza," said Steve Smith, Managing Partner of Paristown. Tickets will be limited to just 1,000...

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TCA to Host Bash at the Breeders' Cup Fundraiser

Thoroughbred Charities of America will host Bash at the Breeders' Cup on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Hilton in Del Mar. An outdoor event featuring signature cocktails, music, hors d'oeuvres, and a live auction of racing memorabilia and experiences, Bash at the Breeders' Cup is a fundraiser for TCA. The Hilton San Diego/Del Mar is directly across the street from the racetrack. Tickets are available here. "Bash at the Breeders' Cup has become a significant fundraiser for TCA and, after a hiatus last year, we're thrilled to return to Del...

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Thunderous Affair Named Makeover Champion

Thunderous Affair (Liaison), trained by Lindsey Partridge, was selected by the panel of judges of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, as the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion, sponsored by Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old, who was bred in Kentucky by Jim Williams, never made a start, but did train to race. Thunderous Affair was placed through CANTER Michigan. Lindsey Partridge, a professional based in Pontypool, Ontario, is no stranger to the Thoroughbred Makeover--she won the overall title back in 2015 with Soar--but she admitted her...

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