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Sagamore Spirit Will Sponsor Pimlico Special, Maryland Sprint

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Sagamore Spirit has been named sponsor of the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), to be run Friday, May 20, and the $150,000 Maryland Sprint (G3), to be run Saturday, May 21. In conjunction with Sagamore Racing, Sagamore Spirit will present a check to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in the winner’s […]

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Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Kentucky HBPA Partner To Support Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (“HBPA”), Keeneland Racecourse and Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) have will join in a unique partnership designed to generate funds for the work of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (“TAA”), the non-profit organization that serves as both an accrediting body for facilities that care for Thoroughbreds at the conclusion of […]

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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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Darley America Appoints Dan Pride as Chief Operating Officer

Following five-and-a-half years as Fasig-Tipton’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Dan Pride will return to Darley, where he was integral in the development of its American operations between 2002 and 2008. Jimmy Bell, Darley’s President in America said, “Dan’s energy and experience will add a great deal to our team and we look […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Thanks Donors, Stallion Farms

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation (TAA) held a luncheon Monday sponsored by Repole Stables to thank the participating stallion farms and initial seed money donors whose funding helped to grant approximately $1 million to accredited aftercare organizations last December. Representatives from Keeneland, Breeders’ Cup, and The Jockey Club, the three organizations who contributed the original […]

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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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By Ray Paulick What’s different this time, different enough to herd the cats that refuse to be herded? Speakers at the Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing have been calling, encouraging and hoping for change for most of the 50-plus years that this annual gathering has been going on. Whether […]

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