New Jersey THA Announces Support of TAA

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The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has pledged $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in support of accredited Thoroughbred aftercare.

“We are thrilled to support the TAA. I strongly believe in their mission and accredited Thoroughbred aftercare,” New Jersey THA executive director Mike Musto said.

“As the director of Second Call, Monmouth Park’s aftercare program, I’m excited and thrilled that the NJTHA has joined as a supporter of the TAA,” Second Call executive director Laurie Condurso-Lane said. Second Call serves as Monmouth Park’s triage program to move horses off the track and into aftercare organizations or new homes.

New Jersey THA joins TAA’s long list of horsemen’s groups that support accredited Thoroughbred aftercare. That list includes the National HBPA, along with Arkansas HBPA, Finger Lakes HBPA, Illinois HBPA, Indiana HBPA, Kentucky HBPA, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Maryland THA, New York THA, and Tampa Bay HBPA. The full list of TAA’s industry supporters can be found at

“The TAA is grateful for the contribution from the New Jersey THA, and we are proud to add them to our growing list of horsemen’s groups supporting accredited aftercare,” TAA president John Phillips said. “These funds will help the TAA provide grants to our 64 accredited organizations that retrain, rehome, and retire thousands of Thoroughbreds.”

The TAA’s funding provides annual grants awarded to accredited aftercare organizations and supports the inspection process of aftercare organizations. Currently, 64 organizations with approximately 170 facilities in North America hold TAA accreditation. A full list can be found on

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