Gulfstream Park to Host TAA Day at the Races on Florida Derby Day

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is partnering with Gulfstream Park to host TAA Day at the Races on Florida Derby Day. This edition of TAA Day at the Races includes a race presentation by the TAA on the undercard, an opportunity for jockeys to pledge their jocks mount fee to the TAA, Best Turned Out Awards co-sponsored by 1/ST, Gulfstream Park, and TAA, and a call-to-action for race day attendees and viewers to join 1/ST and Gulfstream Park in celebrating the TAA through monetary donations.

Race 7, the 7th running of the Sand Springs Stakes, presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance goes off at 2:27 pm ET on Saturday, April 2, 2022. A presentation of a TAA blanket and swag bag will be made to the winning connections following the running of the race. TAA supporters 1/ST Racing and Gulfstream Park will promote aftercare awareness throughout the race day.

Eight four-year-old and up fillies and mares will make their bid on the turf going 1 1/16 miles for the $100,000 purse. Of the 8 Thoroughbreds entered, one has connections to a TAA supporter: #4 CRYSTAL CLIFFS (FR) owned in-part by Madaket Stables LLC (Sol Kumin).

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s mission should be our industry’s number one priority,” said 1/ST Racing Vice President and TAA Board of Directors member, Nikki Walker. “1/ST Racing and Gulfstream Park are proud to have supported the TAA since 2014 and welcomes the opportunity to continue supporting our retired racehorses at this year’s Florida Derby.”

“It is so great to be highlighted during the Championship meet at Gulfstream Park,” said TAA Operations Consultant, Stacie Clark Rogers. “The team here in Florida and at 1/ST are always so supportive of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.”

Horses representing TAA-supporting breeders, owners, and trainers entered on Florida Derby Day include:
R3: #5 CHAMPAGNE IVY bred by Phillips Racing Partnership
R4: #4 WALTHAM WARRIOR bred in-part by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.
R5: #5 MAIN EVENT bred in-part by Godolphin
R6: #1 COMMANDEER bred by Godolphin; #2 LAUGHING BOY trained by Kenny McPeek; #4 FEARLESS owned by Repole Stable (Mike Repole)
R7: #4 CRYSTAL CLIFFS (FR) owned in-part by Madaket Stables LLC (Sol Kumin)
R8: #2 INVENTING owned in-part by Repole Stable; #4 WISH YOU WELL owned in-part by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; #6 STARSHIP BABE bred in-part by Godolphin; #11 EASY TO LOVE bred and owned by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.
R9: #4 TIDE OF THE SEA bred by Juddmonte Farms Inc. and owned by Three Diamonds Farm (Kirk Wycoff)
R11: #6 SHAD NATION owned in-part by Madaket Stables LLC (Sol Kumin)
R12: #7 KATHLEEN O bred in-part by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.
R13: #5 GRAY’S FABLE trained by Roger Attfield

Photo: Lauren King