Thoroughbred Charities of America

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 tbmakeover.org. 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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Aftercare Summit To Take Place at Thoroughbred Makeover

The third annual Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit will take place Tuesday, Oct. 12 as part of the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The aftercare summit will included four panel discussions: "Proper Financials and Reporting"; "Best Practices for Rehabbing and Marketing Horses Retired Due to Injury;"; "How the Pandemic Has Changed the Face of Fundraising"; and "Navigating Common Challenges Aftercare Organizations Face."  Confirmed panelists include Dr. Stuart Brown, DVM, Vice President of Equine Safety at Keeneland; Anna Ford, program director at New Vocations...

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Hagyard Partners with TCA in Race to Give

The "Race to Give," an online giving and awareness program to support Thoroughbred aftercare was launched Wednesday by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). RaceToGive.org is its website and central hub. "2021 marks our 145th anniversary of caring for the equine industry," said Dr. Luke Fallon, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. "These equine athletes have given us so much over the last century and a half. Our veterinarians created the Race to Give to demonstrate our appreciation.  Leading an effort to support the critical area of...

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TCA Awards Annual Grants

Grants totaling over $788,000 were awarded this year, Thoroughbred Charities of America announced Wednesday. Eighty two grant applications were received earlier this year during the organization's annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 69 organizations were approved for a grant, including 46 aftercare organizations, 14 backstretch and farm worker programs, five equine-assisted therapy organizations, three Thoroughbred incentive programs, and one research organization. Included in the granting total is over $12,000 expended from the Horses First Fund, an emergency fund, administered by TCA and established LNJ Foxwoods, that assists Thoroughbreds and their caretakers in...

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Sales Industry Support TCA Charities

Donations from several of last season's sales raised over $100,000 to assist backstretch and farm worker-focused Thoroughbred Charities of America charities. The funds will be awarded to approved grant applicants during TCA's current granting cycle. Heading the 2020 participating sales were Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, November Breeding Stock Sale, and the January Horses of All Ages Sale, which offered buyers the opportunity to donate .05% of their total sale purchases to TCA via a voluntary contribution on their invoices. Fasig-Tipton also made a significant direct contribution in support of these...

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