Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Celebrates Full Return of Preakness Festivities


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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will have a full lineup of on-site festivities during GI Preakness S. week.

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has been a valued partner of the Preakness since 2015,” said Maryland Jockey Club Acting President, Mike Rogers. “We at 1/ST and the Maryland Jockey Club look forward to bringing aftercare to the forefront of the Preakness for many years to come. The good work done by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is absolutely vital to ensuring the safety of our equine athletes and the longevity of the sport.”

“As the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness is the perfect place to bring the conversation of aftercare to the forefront,” said TAA President, Jeffrey Bloom. “The partnership between the Maryland Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is invaluable in forwarding the TAA's mission. I'm excited to be in attendance to represent the TAA as its 2022 board president and am grateful to continue the TAA's many traditions at Pimlico.”

The week begins with the America's Best Racing (ABR) Pre-Preakness Party on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET at Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. Proceeds will benefit the TAA. Tickets are still available online for $25 and will be available at the door for $35.

The TAA will present a race on the Black-Eyed Susan undercard and will also present the Sir Barton S. on Preakness Day.

On both Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness day, the TAA will host the Best Turned Out Awards in the Pimlico winner's circle for each race. Additionally, a TAA information table will be set up in the grandstand to allow patrons the opportunity to donate and learn more about accredited aftercare.

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