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Rainy Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show In Los Angeles Draws 90 Retired Racehorses

The rain could not dampen the competitive spirits of the retired racehorses at CARMA’s Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), hosted on December 7-8 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The two-day sporting event celebrated how the love of the Thoroughbred connects the equestrian community and the racing industry – all with a fun holiday theme. […]

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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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Thoroughbred Owner And Breeder Madeline Auerbach Leaving California Horse Racing Board

Madeline Auerbach retired Monday from the California Horse Racing Board after serving nearly six years as a racing commissioner, the last three as vice chair. She was first appointed to the Board on Jan. 2, 2014, and then reappointed through Jan. 1, 2022. “During the decades I have been involved in the horse racing industry, […]

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CARMA Hosts Aftercare Awareness Demonstration At Santa Anita

On the eve of Breeders’ Cup week, CARMA embodied the premiere sporting event’s slogan “the best is yet to come” by showcasing retired racehorses in their new careers on Santa Anita Park’s iconic main track on Sunday, October 27. A trio of three local champion barrel racers, consisting of Jaime Lee, Mallory Cortes and Christina […]

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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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$172,000 Raised For Retired Racehorses At CARMA’s Hoedown For Horses

The iconic Del Mar Paddock was transformed into a country-western themed bash on the evening of Sunday, July 21, to host the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) annual summer fundraiser ‘Hoedown for Horses’. Lassoing in more than $172,000 to support its one-of-kind placement program which retires, rehabilitates and rehomes Thoroughbred racehorses and to replenishing its granting fund […]

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‘Hoedown For Horses’: CARMA Hosting Aftercare Fundraiser On July 21 At Del Mar

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to Thoroughbred aftercare, will be grabbing the bull by the horns this summer as it aims to rope it biggest and most lucrative fundraiser to date. ‘Hoedown for Horses’ will return to where the turf meets the surf on Sunday, July 21 at Del Mar Racetrack. […]

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Golden Gate Betting Terminals Offer Chance To Donate To Thoroughbred Aftercare

In a continuing effort to facilitate equine aftercare, Golden Gate Fields has announced that courtesy of AmTote International, it will be providing an option on all self-service betting terminals which will enable fans to make donations to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) each racing day. Bettors cashing winning tickets at Golden Gate can now share […]

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OTTB ‘Resurgence’ Evident At CARMA’s Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show

Much like the wild flowers of Spring, retired racehorses were in a super bloom at the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) on March 23 and 24 at Galway Downs in Temecula. The equestrian sporting event, hosted by CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) as an awareness campaign to promote the adoption off-track Thoroughbreds, drew 96 entries. […]

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