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Despite Lack Of On-Track Success, New York-Bred Dusk to Dawn Has Changed Lives In Second Career

A shared love for horses between a father and his young daughter would bloom again years later when Heather Rio adopted Dusk to Dawn – a former competitor on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit –  through the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) in the summer of 2018. The New York-bred, who is now known […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits 40 Organizations In 2019

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 40 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation effective immediately. The list of 40 organizations includes 32 that were reaccredited and eight that received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting body in Thoroughbred aftercare, now has a network of 74 organization with approximately 160 […]

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TAA Named Official Aftercare Partner Of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup 

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has been named the official aftercare partner of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park. The TAA is also an official charity of the Breeders’ Cup, along with TAA-accredited Old Friends, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and other nonprofits. TAADuring the World Championships, the TAA will […]

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Keeneland: Self-Serve Betting Terminals To Have Charitable Donation Feature For TAA

In keeping with Keeneland’s mission to support the horse industry, all self-serve wagering machines at the track will have a charitable donation feature that allows handicappers to donate a portion or all of their winnings to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and receive a receipt for their donation. The terminal will have a pop-up interface that […]

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Inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit To Be Held At Thoroughbred Makeover

On October 1, 2019, the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), Thoroughbred Incentive Program and Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) will join together to present the inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, a conference focused on education and networking among those with a professional interest in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds after racing. The conference will be held the day before the […]

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Juvenile Races On Turf Support Virginia Derby Card At Colonial Downs

A pair of $100,000 races for 2-year-olds on the Secretariat Turf Course – the 1 1/16-mile Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance/Kitten’s Joy Stakes and the 5 ½-furlong Exacta System’s Rosie’s Stakes – bolster the stellar Virginia Derby Night program on Saturday (Aug. 31) evening at Colonial Downs.   Through the investment of the Colonial Downs Group, a […]

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Pocket Aces Racing Announces Partnership With The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center

Pocket Aces Racing LLC (PAR) is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC). After an extensive review of aftercare organizations, PAR feels the MMSC is best suited to meet the needs of our retired horses. Pocket Aces Racing LLC pledges to donate a percentage of the entire […]

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TAA, Virginia HBPA Partner For Best Turned Out Awards On Virginia Derby Day

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is partnering with the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to present the Best Turned Out Horse Awards on Virginia Derby Day held Aug. 31 at Colonial Downs. The Virginia HBPA will sponsor a cash prize and gift bag to be given to the winning groom of the Best Turned Out […]

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New York Increases Funding For Equine Aftercare

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) have joined forces to create an aftercare initiative that assesses a 1.5 percent fee on a New York-raced horse’s claiming price. Proceeds from this fee will go directly to NYTHA’s Take The Lead (TTL) program and to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance […]

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TAA Partners With Old Smoke To Offer OTTB-Themed T-Shirts

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has partnered with Old Smoke Clothing Company to create off-track Thoroughbred-themed T-shirts. Four different designs are available, each one creatively showcasing OTTBs or the TAA brand. The T-shirts retail for $32 each, which includes a small kickback to the TAA, and are now available for purchase on OldSmokeClothing.com/TAA. “The TAA is […]

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