The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) has been named sponsor of the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, to be run Saturday, May 21 as part of Preakness Day.
Part of the Latin American Racing Channel's sponsorship will include presentation of a check to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) in the amount of $30,000.
The Latin American Racing Channel Sir Barton Stakes is for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. The race is named in honor of 1919 Preakness winner Sir Barton, the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
“We're happy to see LARC support Preakness Week at Pimlico as well as the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance,” said Maryland Jockey Club President Sal Sinatra. “We're excited about this coming week and building on so many of our partnerships.”
“We are proud to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance,” said Mario Ascher of LARC. “We are committed to the Thoroughbred industry and the welfare of the horse.”
Jimmy Bell, President of the TAA, said: “We are delighted that that Latin American Racing Channel decided to become partners of the Thoroughbred aftercare Alliance.
“The commitment from LARC reveals that Thoroughbred aftercare is an international initiative and we are grateful for this global relationship.”
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