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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accreditation Application Available For 2020

The 2020 application for accreditation by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is now available and can be accessed here. Thoroughbred aftercare nonprofits interested in applying must complete the application by the closing date of April 1 at 6 p.m. ET. Since TAA accreditation is only granted for a specific period of time, organizations with accreditation […]

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Sequel New York Stallion Show Shifts Focus To The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The 2020 Sequel New York Stallion show has been changed to an Open House. For every contract signed on site and for every winner of the Stallion season raffle, Sequel will donate $100 to the TAA on behalf of the breeder and will match the total at the end of the day. In lieu of […]

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TAA Elects New Board Members, John Phillips As President

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) board of directors elected John Phillips as its President for the 2020 term and elected three new board members at its meeting Dec. 30. Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm, served as TAA President in 2018. He has been a member of the TAA board since 2016. “The TAA is dedicated […]

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Take The Lead Living Up To Its Name In Racehorse Aftercare

Fourteen years ago, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) created the Take the Lead program to assist with the rehabilitation and retraining of Thoroughbreds retiring from the state’s racetracks. Rick Schosberg, chairman of the NYTHA Aftercare committee, has overseen the program since its inception, reports the Thoroughbred Daily News. Aftercare of retired racehorses has […]

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Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future

This is the conclusion of our three-part series on the state of Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Depending on the day, working in Thoroughbred aftercare can feel especially impactful or incredibly futile. On one hand, horse racing has accomplished so much in a short amount of time in […]

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Emptying The Ocean With A Teaspoon: The Challenges Of Aftercare

This is Part 2 in a three-part series looking back at the last decade’s evolution in Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here. It’s easy to scroll through the Horse Care or Aftercare news sections on trade publication websites and feel pretty good about the state of Thoroughbred retirement and rehoming. It seems groups […]

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A Decade In, How Are We Doing With Thoroughbred Aftercare?

A decade ago, the word “aftercare” was not part of the industry vernacular when talking about Thoroughbreds leaving the racetrack. There were a handful of nonprofits which had battled the tide of horses retiring from racing for years. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation launched in 1983, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program in 1992, Thoroughbred Charities of […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Will Award $3.4 Million In Grants

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that $3,420,000 will be awarded as grants to 74 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations that currently hold TAA accreditation. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has now awarded more than $17.2 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. “The TAA is pleased to be able to award more than $3 […]

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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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