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The TAA is the only accrediting body in aftercare and reviews all aspects of an aftercare nonprofit during accreditation. We work with organizations so they can reach a high standard of operation.


A donation to the TAA is supporting an infrastructure of 81 accredited aftercare nonprofits in North America that retrain, rehome, and retire Thoroughbreds.


Operating with the highest standards, TAA-accredited organizations have 170 facilities across North America that offer adoption programs, rehab programs, sanctuary, and equine-assisted programs.



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TAA Thoroughbred Spotlight

  • Let Me Loose and Jenna Presley
    Let Me Loose

    After nine starts, he was retired to the Secretariat Center with a record of 1-1-2 and earnings of $13,494. Not taking to a career as a racehorse, the 3-year-old began his journey to a new job and, eventually, a home to call his own.

  • Little Brown Derby
    Little Brown Derby

    Little Brown Derby only raced as a juvenile, before retiring to TAA-accredited New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. Now he’s a jack of all trades who dabbles in modeling on the side.

  • Casey's Lear
    Casey’s Lear

    The old adage of “slow and steady wins the race” may just be true with the racing career of Casey’s Lear. The daughter of Musketier (GER) finished last in her first and only start. The striking grey then made her way to TAA-accredited Second Stride to find a more suitable job.

  • Tricky G under saddle with Kayla Covolesky
    Tricky G

    Tricky G made all 20 of his career starts in Louisiana and retired with a record of 3-3-3. In 2015 the son of Lunarpal was swiftly rescued from a Louisiana kill pen by MidAtlantic Horse Rescue.

  • American Thunder and Rhi Rasmussen
    American Thunder

    American Thunder made 29 starts before retiring with a record of 2-7-2 and $25,590 in earnings. Rhi Rasmussen was competing in the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover when the TAA-accredited Thoroughbred Athletes resident first caught her eye.

  • Watch The Clock
    Watch The Clock
    Watch The Clock

    Watch The Clock never made it to the starting gate in the afternoon and arrived at Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program as a 2-year-old. The son of Early Flyer didn’t meet his adopter until 2017, at age 7.

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