About the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

about-us The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.

Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association Inc., Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry groups.

Since 2012, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has granted more than $31.9 million to accredited aftercare organizations and 16,500 Thoroughbreds have been retrained, rehomed, or retired by accredited organizations.

Currently, 86 organizations with approximately 180 facilities hold Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accreditation.

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Recognition

  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s Code of Standards and accreditation process have been reviewed and approved by the American Humane Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance received the 2013 Special Eclipse Award honoring extraordinary service, individual achievements in, or contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing.
  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance received the 2019 Special Award of Merit at the Alibi Breakfast during Preakness week at Pimlico Race Course.
  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance received the 2023 Clay Puett Award from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Advantage

  • Industry-united initiative.
  • Intensive accrediting system and a strong funding mechanism.
  • Funds raised provide support to accredited aftercare organizations to retire, retrain, and rehome racehorses.
  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a shared responsibility of many Thoroughbred entities including: The Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland Association, Inc., sales companies, horsemen groups, racetracks, stallion farms, trainers and others.


Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance holds platinum status on GuideStar. Click here to view our profile.


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