The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will receive $100,000 from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Program at Gulfstream Park.
The donation, announced June 18, will be distributed to accredited aftercare facilities, including Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care.
“The TAA has done an outstanding job in a very short time helping our industry provide long-term care for retired Thoroughbreds,” Gulfstream president Tim Ritvo said. “The accreditation system for aftercare facilities assures all of us in the industry that funding will go directly to the horses. By working with the TAA we can be sure that our retired equine athletes have the chance at second careers, safe environments, and loving homes.”
“The Stronach Group was one of the first to recognize the need for an industry-wide approach to aftercare, and we are grateful for their expanded support,” TAA executive director James Hastie said.
Gulfstream’s eight-decade commitment to giving back to the Thoroughbred community through philanthropic partnerships, donations, and outreach programs endures at the local and national levels. More than $250,000 has been raised the past two years through charitable events to support Thoroughbred aftercare organizations and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
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