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Pegasus World Cup
Pegasus World Cup Recognizes TAA as Charitable Partner for Seventh Consecutive Year
$500,000 Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf presented by Pepsi to be Named in Support of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
As part of 1/ST’s mission to prioritize the care and safety of Thoroughbred racehorses before, during, and after their racing careers, the 2023 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat will recognize the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as its Charitable Partner for the seventh consecutive year. The 2023 Pegasus World Cup will feature three graded stakes races – the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Baccarat, the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) presented by Qatar Racing and the $500,000 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G3) presented by Pepsi.
“1/ST is happy to once again welcome and recognize the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance as our honored Charitable Partner of the 2023 Pegasus World Cup,” said Nicole Walker, Vice President, The Stronach Group and TAA Committee Member. “Thoroughbred aftercare has always been a top priority for 1/ST. We are proud to support the TAA and the wonderful work they do for our equine friends.”
As part of the Pegasus World Cup race day celebrations on Saturday, January 28, 1/ST will present a check to representatives from TAA’s Board of Directors and accredited organizations in the Winner’s Circle immediately following the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf race.
“1/ST’s dedication to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare is unfailing,” said TAA Operations Consultant, Stacie Clark. “We are honored to be included for another exciting year of the Pegasus World Cup and would like to thank Gulfstream Park for being such gracious hosts to the TAA and its accredited organizations.”
Since the inception of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in 2012, 1/ST has donated over $1 million to support the TAA’s mission to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbred racehorses. 1/ST executive Nicole Walker served five consecutive years as a TAA board member and is currently an active member of the TAA Communications Committee. 1/ST RACING & GAMING’s Chief Executive Officer Aidan Butler joined the TAA board and executive committee in 2022.
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For more information or to donate to the TAA, please visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.
Centennial Farms will sponsor the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Best Turned Out Horse Awards during the Pegasus World Cup card Jan. 28, 2023 at Gulfstream Park. 2023 marks Centennial’s fifth consecutive year sponsoring the awards.
Centennial Farms, an ownership group with more than 30 years of experience operating elite Thoroughbred racing partnerships, will sponsor the cash prizes and gift bags to be given to the winning grooms of the Best Turned Out Horses for the 13-race card.
“Centennial is proud to once again be sponsors and partners with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in presenting the Best Turned Out Horse Awards,” said Don Little, President of Centennial Farms. “Recognizing the hard working, behind the scenes people that care for these magnificent horses unconditionally is invaluable to our sport. We look forward to an incredible day of racing and seeing all the great horses that will be turned out on Pegasus Day.”
TAA and Centennial Farms representatives will select the horse in each race that is deemed to be the best presented, and that horse’s groom will receive a gift bag and cash prize. The TAA and Centennial Farms will promote the winners on their social media platforms and the winning grooms will be named on Gulfstream Park’s live simulcast feed.
“Our industry would be nothing without the dedicated men and women who day in and day out display unwavering devotion in caring for our equine athletes,” said TAA Funding and Events Manager, Emily Dresen. “We are so appreciative of our friends Don Little and Centennial Farms for continuing to join the TAA in presenting the Best Turned Out Horse Awards at the Pegasus World Cup.”
Centennial Farms has sponsored the TAA Best Turned Out Horse Awards at the Pegasus World Cup since 2019, with Little personally selecting the winners.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has been named the official Charitable Partner of the Pegasus World Cup.