The TAA was honored to be the Official Aftercare Partner for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs.
In addition to being a partner and a beneficiary of Breeders’ Cup Charities, the TAA was recognized with the Marathon Stakes presented by TAA (G2) on Breeders’ Cup Friday. The TAA team gave away a TAA-branded blanket to Centennial Farm’s Rocketry, who won the 1 3/4-mile test by three-quarters of a length. The Hard Spun colt is trained by Jimmy Jerkens and was ridden to victory by jockey Joel Rosario.
How great does Rocketry look in his new @TBaftercare blanket? They were the G2 Marathon presenters. The 501c3 accredits, inspects, & awards grants to approved aftercare orgs to retrain, retire, & rehome thoroughbreds. Learn more at https://t.co/hq8ns4QLfW #horsefirst #OTTBsrule pic.twitter.com/vWfZt0qbAf— Centennial Farms (@Centennial_Farm) November 3, 2018
The TAA was also the beneficiary of Tito’s Handmade Vodka drinks served during Breeders’ Cup. Tito’s pledged $1 per every drink sold, up to $25,000. Check out the report from WLKY.
The TAA team (left to right: Stacie Clark Rogers, Erin Shea, and Suzie Oldham) on the backside the morning of Breeders’ Cup Friday. Photo: Will Wong
TAA advisory board member Donna Brothers was on the scene reporting on the World Championships for NBC. Thank you, Donna, for representing the TAA on the world stage!