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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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TAA Accredits First Three Facilities

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that it had accredited its first three Thoroughbred aftercare facilities: Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care in Palm City, Fla.; New Vocations in Marysville, Ohio; and Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue in Norco, Calif. The three facilities are now eligible to receive financial support from the TAA for the […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Adds Directors

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that Jimmy Bell, President of Darley America; Craig Bernick, President and CEO of Glen Hill Farm; Bob Elliston, Chief Operating Officer of Breeders’ Cup, Ltd.; and Rachel Kukulewich, the National Manager for the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) have agreed to serve as Directors of the TAA.  Bell, […]

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TAA Now Accepting Accreditation Applications

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that Thoroughbred aftercare organizations may now apply for TAA accreditation. Passing the TAA’s on-site accreditation inspection will make a facility eligible to receive financial support for the ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds. Facilities eligible to apply for TAA accreditation include those conforming to the following four broad standards: […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance – what’s next?

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance wasn’t created overnight, and it’s not going to begin flowing money into retirement and retraining operations in the immediate wake of its announced formation on Feb. 9. However, according to TAA president Jack Wolf  – whose perseverance and passion for the issue of Thoroughbred aftercare led to this major industry breakthrough […]

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