FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 11, 2022 (Lexington, KY): The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will once again be named the Official Aftercare Partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is also an Official Charity of the Breeders’ Cup, along with Race Track Chaplaincy of America and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, among others.
2022 not only marks the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s 10-year anniversary, but a decade-long partnership between the TAA and Breeders’ Cup. As a seed money donor, the Breeders’ Cup has been a supporter of the TAA since its inception.
During the World Championships, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will present its Grade 2 namesake race—formerly the Marathon Stakes—on Saturday’s championship undercard.
“As a founding donor for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, it brings the Breeders’ Cup great pride to be able to feature the TAA as the official Aftercare Partner,” said Dora Delgado, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Officer.” The TAA’s growth both in the number of accredited organizations and in the amount of grant money awarded has been a tremendous feat, and it seems only fitting to culminate the TAA’s 10-year celebration center-stage at the World Championships.”
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will have a presence on-site at Keeneland. Patrons are encouraged to stop by the TAA’s booth to learn about the organization’s mission from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance representatives, and to make a donation in exchange for a variety of racing memorabilia and TAA swag.
Racing fans can also show their support by opting to donate to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance throughout the championship weekend when cashing a winning ticket on an UnitedTote Systems self-service betting terminal. All donations are tax-deductible.
“I can’t think of a better place to close out our 10-year celebration than the Breeders’ Cup World Championships,” said TAA President, Jeffrey Bloom. “Breeders’ Cup’s ongoing recognition and support has been instrumental in the TAA’s growth, which is necessary to further our mission to help fund retired racehorses. We’re honored to ring in another year as the Official Aftercare Partner at the World Championships of horse racing.”
About Breeders’ Cup
Breeders’ Cup Limited administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.
The 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 4-5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The Championships will be televised live by NBC Sports. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media.
About the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Based in Lexington, KY, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, rehome, and retire Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has granted more than $24.5 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 82 aftercare organizations and approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about the TAA, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.
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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
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