Lexington, KY ‘ June 14, 2013 – The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is pleased to announce that it has received $39,000 from the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, held on March 12-13, 2013 in Ocala, Fla. This amount represents combined contributions from buyers and consignors and OBS.
‘We would like to thank OBS and all of the participants for their support of the TAA,’ said Mike Ziegler, Executive Director of TAA. ‘While the individual transactions are small–.05% of purchases or gross sales’they all add up to a meaningful amount which, combined with other industry contributions, will go a long way towards helping retired Thoroughbreds.’
‘OBS is pleased to facilitate the funding process for TAA. It is critical to have industry wide support in order for this worthy cause to fulfill its mission.’ said Tom Ventura, President of OBS.
Buyers and consignors will have another opportunity to support the TAA at the upcoming OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age on June 18-19, 2013 in Ocala. The TAA will have a representative on-site to provide information and answer questions from interested individuals.
For more information on OBS, please visit their website at www.obssales.com.
Based in Lexington, Ky., the TAA is designed to serve as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers, and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup, Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is comprised of and supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, jockeys, aftercare professionals and other industry groups. To support the TAA, please visit thoroughbredaftercare.org or call 859-224-2756.