As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)’s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Rick Schosberg has pledged to match all donations up to $1,000 made to the TAA on Dec. 30, 2022. A veteran horse trainer, Schosberg intends to kick off his first day of retirement from training by supporting a cause about which he is deeply passionate— Thoroughbred aftercare. After 35 years, 5,973 starts, and over $38 million in earnings, the New York horseman ran his final race Dec. 29 at Aqueduct with the stakes placed filly, Silken Dollar (NY).
Schosberg’s participation in racing extends far beyond the shed row. He currently serves as president of New York aftercare initiatives TAKE THE LEAD and Take 2, first vice president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, and a member of the TAA Board of Directors. As he transitions out of training, Schosberg is eager to turn his full attention to promoting responsible aftercare and other industry initiatives to support the longevity of the sport and the safety of its Thoroughbred athletes.
“Funding aftercare should be a top priority for every industry participant,” said Rick Schosberg. “The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance does a great job vetting aftercare organizations to ensure the safety of retired Thoroughbreds, but the industry must envision more unique and creative funding mechanisms to generate more resources for the retirees that have so gallantly kept the sport going. I hope you’ll join me in donating today to the TAA’s year-end giving campaign.”
“Congratulations to Rick on his retirement from training,” said TAA Operations Consultant, Stacie Clark Rogers. “While one door closes, we are so eager to see all the good that is to come from having him focused on advocating for aftercare and improving the sport. What better way to celebrate his first day of retirement than supporting the TAA’s Holiday Giving Campaign.”
TAA’s Holiday Giving Campaign commenced November 29th and is scheduled to conclude New Year’s Eve. Those wishing to support the TAA, its 81 accredited organizations, and thousands of retired Thoroughbreds can donate through the TAA’s website or text DONATE to 56651. During the Holiday Giving Campaign, TAA is also offering donors the benefit of sending digital holiday cards to colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
Throughout the end of the year, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will continue to host special one-day only donation matches with some of horse racing’s biggest names. For more chances to double your donation, watch the TAA’s social media, website, and industry advertisements for the next Holiday Giving match day announcement.
To learn more and donate to the TAA’s Holiday Giving campaign, CLICK HERE.