TCA To Host 'Bash At the Breeders' Cup' Fundraiser

TCA Executive Director Erin Halliwell | TCA photo

Edited Press Release

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host the Bash at the Breeders' Cup presented by Churchill Downs Incorporated at the Le Meridien Hotel in Arcadia, CA, Friday, Nov. 3. The hotel is located opposite Gate 5 at Santa Anita.

“Over the last eight years, Bash at the Breeders' Cup has become a very popular event on the Breeders' Cup week calendar,” said Erin Halliwell executive director of TCA. “We are excited to return to California and raise money for our approved grant recipients. TCA's grants provide a broad range of support to approved charities offering Thoroughbred aftercare, health and human services to backstretch and farm workers, equine-assisted therapies, as well as Thoroughbred incentive programs. Our work wouldn't be possible without the support of our donors.”

The event will feature a live auction including a Del Mar Racing package, halters worn by Arcangelo and Mage, a racing saddle signed by numerous jockeys including Johnny Velazquez, Flavien Prat, Julien Leparoux and Tyler Gaffalione, a VIP day at the races at Santa Anita Park, a Whitney S. weekend package in Saratoga, a box at the Blue Grass S. with weekend accommodations, a VIP race day at Kentucky Downs, a stay in a luxury Mexican villa, 2024 Breeders' Cup tickets and more. For those that cannot attend in-person, online bidding will be available beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1. Online bidding will close at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 3 and bidders wishing to continue bidding in the live auction may bid by telephone. Auction items may be previewed here.

Bash at the Breeders' Cup is generously presented by Churchill Downs Incorporated. Other sponsors include Herringswell Stables, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, Candy Meadows Farm, Tito's Vodka, Maker's Mark, and Jackson Family Wines. Media sponsors include BloodHorse, TDN, Paulick Report, and the Horse Racing Radio Network.

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