Press release published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 on the Preakness website.
BALTIMORE – For the second consecutive year, the Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) will sponsor the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes on Preakness Day, May 20, while also presenting a $30,000 check to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as part of its continued commitment to the Thoroughbred industry.
LARC will also host the 2nd Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C., from May 17-20, in conjunction with The Jockey Club.
“We are proud to continue our support of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance mission,” said Mario Ascher of LARC. “We are committed to the Thoroughbred industry and the welfare of the horse when they are done racing.”
“It is an honor to have LARC continue their race sponsorship of the Sir Barton Stakes on Preakness Day to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance,” added John Phillips, President of the TAA. “For LARC to recognize the importance of the TAA mission as an obligation that protects our sport illustrates how aware and committed LARC is to our long term viability. LARC’s support as an international stakeholder reveals to us that aftercare is a global effort.”
The LARC Sir Barton Stakes to benefit the TAA is named in honor of thoroughbred racing’s first Triple Crown winner.