Fans Have Opportunity To “Ride” California Chrome At Belmont Stakes; Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Booth to Feature Green Screen Technology

Racing fans at Belmont Park looking for a timely keepsake of California Chrome’s bid for a Triple Crown can visit a special Green Screen photobooth on the first floor grandstand (near the winner’s circle) on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 7th to promote the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Fans can support the retirement, retraining and adoption of former racehorses across North America with a $10 contribution and have their picture superimposed onto a racing photograph of California Chrome. Tagged images can be immediately uploaded to social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, or email) and fans will receive a souvenir “4 x 6” photograph. The booth is sponsored by Daily Racing Form (DRF), and 100% of the proceeds will go to Thoroughbred aftercare.

“Sherman Racing is proud to do all we can for The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. It is important what they do, so bringing attention to that is important to us,” said Alan Sherman, assistant trainer of California Chrome, whose connections graciously granted permission to the TAA initiative.

“Every now and then the stars align and afford superior opportunities to promote our sport, celebrate an incredible race horse, engage a broad spectrum of fans and partner with the finest racing operation all while providing important support for our retired racing stars,” said John Hartig, Chairman and CEO, Daily Racing Form. “California Chrome, Belmont Park, DRF and the TAA teaming up for the good of our sport is one of those great opportunities and we certainly are proud to be a part of this effort.”

“DRF and Sherman Racing have given TAA an unparalleled opportunity to reach out to a broader audience during an extremely special time for the Thoroughbred racing community,” said TAA Executive Director James Hastie. “Given the crowd anticipated to be on hand for a potential Triple Crown victory – our volunteers and I are going to try and raise $25,000 to support the outstanding work being done by our accredited partners for the Thoroughbreds under their care.”

Credentialed media to receive complimentary photographs. TAA board members will be available at the TAA/DRF booth for interviews. Please contact James Hastie to make arrangements at (315) 263-5326.