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2015 Application for TAA Accreditation Now Online

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today week that equine aftercare organizations can apply for accreditation from now through April 15, 2015. Once they have been accredited, such organizations are eligible to receive funding grants from the TAA to go toward the care and rehabilitation of Thoroughbreds in their care. According to the TAA Code […]

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Bell Elected President of TAA Board of Directors

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that James G. “Jimmy” Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected as the new President of the organization. He succeeds TAA founder Jack Wolf, managing partner of Starlight Stables, who is stepping down from the leadership role, but will remain an active board member […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Accreditation of 19 Facilities

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that it has awarded accreditation to nineteen equine aftercare organizations, bringing the total number of accredited organizations to 42, with more than 120 facilities throughout North America. Accredited organizations may apply for grants annually from the TAA to go toward the ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds. Individual grant […]

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Music Video, Breeders’ Cup Fan Event to Benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), an official Breeders’ Cup charity, is pleased to announce two exciting fan experiences to promote Thoroughbred Aftercare at the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. On Saturday, Nov. 1, racing fans at Santa Anita can visit a special Green Screen photo booth on the […]

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More Buyers and Consignors Showing Support for TAA

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is pleased to announce the significant and growing support it is receiving from the sales sector. While participation varies from sale to sale, comparing 2013 to 2014, the average Buyer participation at all sales has increased by 2.9% (49.5 to 52.4) with over half of Buyers now participating.  Consignor participation […]

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Gulfstream Aftercare Gives $100K to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Program at Gulfstream Park announced today it has allocated $100,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) to be distributed to accredited aftercare facilities, including Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care. “The TAA has done an outstanding job in a very short time helping our industry provide long-term care for retired Thoroughbreds,” said […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to Announce First Round of Grants Dec. 11

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will announce its first round of financial grants to its accredited facilities on Wednesday, December 11 at the 2013 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, presented by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The announcement will take place at […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits 20 New Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that it has accredited 20 additional Thoroughbred aftercare facilities. These facilities join the TAA’s first three accredited facilities, Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care, New Vocations, and Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue, for a total of 23 TAA accredited facilities. These organizations are now eligible to receive financial grants […]

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James Hastie Named Executive Director of TAA

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that it has hired James Hastie as the organization’s Executive Director, effective November 18, 2013. Mike Ziegler, who has served as the TAA’s Executive Director since March 2012, will remain with the organization through a transition period before returning full-time to his role as Executive Director of the […]

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Wristbands to Highlight Thoroughbred Aftercare at Breeders’ Cup

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is teaming up with California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1-2, 2013 to promote awareness of Thoroughbred aftercare. The two aftercare organizations will be providing wristbands for fans to wear to show their support for retired Thoroughbreds. Breeders’ Cup […]

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