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Fasig-Tipton And Keeneland To Revise Funding Procedures For Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc. and Keeneland Association representatives announced today revised procedures to provide funding to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Beginning with the 2020 yearling sales, all sellers/owners will be charged .05 percent of the sales price (for example, $50 on a $100,000 sale) on each horse sold at public auction with the two companies. […]

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TAA Elects New Board Members, John Phillips As President

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) board of directors elected John Phillips as its President for the 2020 term and elected three new board members at its meeting Dec. 30. Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm, served as TAA President in 2018. He has been a member of the TAA board since 2016. “The TAA is dedicated […]

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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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Darby Dan Farm ‘Stunned And Deeply Saddened’ Over Death Of Controller Tracie Willis

Darby Dan Farm sadly reports that controller and friend, Tracie Willis, passed away last Tuesday. For several years she battled painful and chronic pancreatitis, complications from which ultimately claimed her life. Notification of her immediate family and next of kin, who were scattered around the country, was finalized over the weekend. Tracie was a dedicated […]

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Bloodlines: Winter Sunset Follows A Silver Trail To Darby Dan Blue Hen Mare

Those terrific Tapit 2-year-olds! America’s three-time leading sire is setting up a deep bench of impressive young prospects who appear to have great potential to excel over the coming months and further enrich their sire’s legacy as the leading active sire of classic quality here in the States. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Sunset […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Grants $3 Million To Accredited Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that $3,043,000 will be awarded as grants to the 70 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations that currently hold TAA accreditation. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has now awarded more than $13.8 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. “The TAA is thrilled to award more than $3 million in […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Accreditation Of 34 Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 34 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation effective immediately. The list of 34 organizations includes 27 that were re-accredited and seven that have received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting body in Thoroughbred aftercare, now has a network of 70 accredited organizations with […]

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Finger Lakes Horsemen, Track Pledge Per-Start Contribution To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack announced a $1 per start pledge to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Finger Lakes meet runs until Nov. 28. “The TAA is grateful for the contributions from the Finger Lakes HBPA and Finger Lakes Racetrack,” TAA president John Phillips said. “These funds […]

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Kentucky Downs, Kentucky HBPA Pledge $5 Per Start To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Kentucky Downs and the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have each pledged $5 per start at the 2018 Kentucky Downs race meet to go to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The 2018 Kentucky Downs meet runs five days: Sept. 1, Sept. 6, Sept. 8, Sept. 9, and Sept. 13. The TAA accredits, inspects, and awards […]

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