Lexington, Ky. ‘ December 9, 2013 – The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will announce its first round of financial grants to its accredited facilities on Wednesday, December 11 at the 2013 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, presented by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The announcement will take place at 9:45 a.m. MST, in conjunction with a scheduled session in the Grand conference room.
The TAA announced on December 3 that it had accredited 20 additional Thoroughbred aftercare organizations, bringing the total number of TAA accredited facilities eligible to receive financial grants from the TAA to 23 (click here for full release). Following a detailed application process and careful onsite examinations by TAA inspectors and independent veterinarians, each of these facilities was judged to have met or exceeded the TAA Code of Standards in the areas of operations, education, horse care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. Financial grants from the TAA will be used for the ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds. To view the requirements for TAA accreditation and the complete TAA Code of Standards for aftercare facilities, please visit the Accredidation page on the TAA website.
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Based in Lexington, Ky., the TAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to serve as both an accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers, and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup, Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is comprised of and supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, jockeys, aftercare professionals and other industry groups. To support the TAA, please visit thoroughbredaftercare.org or call 859-224-2756.