Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

‘Canter For The Cause’ Fundraiser For Aftercare Heads To Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park will provide a unique opportunity for all equine  owners and enthusiasts to walk, canter or trot their horses across the legendary South Florida track Saturday, Nov. 9 in the inaugural Canter for the Cause. Participants will be able to walk, canter or trot across the same track that has hosted such champions as Cigar, […]

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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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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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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: An ‘Experiential Investment’ In Horse Racing

Cot Campbell changed the face of horse racing ownership when he introduced the public partnership in 1969. His ground-breaking ideas sparked the development of thousands of ownership syndicates and introduced Thoroughbred ownership to an entirely new demographic. Michael Behrens is taking Campbell’s idea a step farther, launching racehorse ownership into the 21st century. He is […]

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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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Mower Donations To Aftercare Programs Now Total 11

Equine Equipment is proud to announce the conclusion of its inaugural “For the Good” program for 2019 with almost a dozen aftercare programs being helped by a donation of a Toro or Exmark commercial mower for the summer mowing season. The initiative was launched as a way to give back and show support for the […]

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NYRA, NYTHA Announce New Aftercare Funding Initiative

Underlining an ongoing commitment to the safe and healthy retirement of New York’s racehorses, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) today announced an initiative to increase funding for aftercare for horses retiring from NYRA racetracks. Beginning on July 11 Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course, prospective owners […]

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Over 170 Riders Participate In Canter For The Cause Event at Pimlico Benefits TAA

More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course Sunday, June 2, to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, Canter for the […]

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Muscular Dystrophy Can’t Slow Down OTTB Enthusiast Jessica Hammond

Since the age of 3, when she first sat on a pony in the parking lot of the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Jessica Hammond’s life has been one consumed by horses. As she grew older, so did her passion. Whether counseling backstretch workers, as an owner herself, or in helping find them forever homes, […]

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