Repole Stable Celebrates All Thoroughbreds’ Birthdays with Matching Donation to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

LEXINGTON, KY —Mike Repole has generously pledged support to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance through a matching campaign throughout January. In honor of registered Thoroughbreds’ birthdays, Repole will match donations up to $100,000, presenting a unique opportunity for the racing community and charitable donors to make a meaningful impact for retired racehorses. The matching initiative begins on January 1 and extends through January 31.

“Every Thoroughbred athlete deserves an enjoyable and quality retirement. I am honored to support Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and their mission of accredited aftercare,” said Mike Repole, Owner of Repole Stable. “I encourage others to join me in making a charitable donation during the month when Thoroughbreds celebrate their birthdays. Let us all raise awareness and do our part in ensuring these athletes receive the best, well-deserved protection as they transition beyond the finish line. It is our responsibility, and we all owe it to these amazing loving Thoroughbred athletes.”

Repole expressed his hope that the matching campaign would act as a catalyst, inspiring additional contributions throughout the month of January. By doubling the impact of donations, Repole aims to encourage others to support accredited aftercare, underscoring the importance of providing retired Thoroughbred racehorses with the highest level of quality care and second-chance opportunities.

In a fun effort to spread awareness of this month-long initiative, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Repole Stable invite anyone with a registered Thoroughbred—whether still racing, bred to race, or retired—to participate in a challenge. Supporters are encouraged to contribute to the campaign, capture the celebratory moment with a photo of their Thoroughbred, and using the hashtag #TbredBDAY2024 post to social media.

“Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is deeply grateful for Mike Repole’s extraordinary $100,000 pledge. His commitment sets the tone for all of us to rally together and make an even greater impact. Join us in honoring his generosity by contributing what you can to support our retired Thoroughbred racehorses,” said Emily Dresen, Director of Funding and Events, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of individuals, such as Repole, to ensuring the welfare and appropriate retirement of these equine athletes after racing. Contributions can be made by check, text, or online donation.

  • To donate online visit: thoroughbredaftercare.org/donate
  • To donate by text message: text DONATE to 56651
  • To donate by check: mail with attention to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503

 


 

About Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Based in Lexington, KY, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has granted more than $31.9 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 86 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, visit thoroughbredaftercare.org.

 

Contact
Samantha Smith
859-224-2882
ssmith@thoroughbredaftercare.org

Emily Dresen
352-362-6934
edresen@thoroughbredaftercare.org