The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has been named the charitable recipient of the 2016 Fillies & Lilies Party, to be held after the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 6, 2016. The party, hosted by QuintEvents’ Derby Experiences, takes place at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the TAA. Tickets for the Fillies & Lilies Party can be purchased on the Derby Experiences website.
The Fillies & Lilies event will feature a performance by country music star Vince Gill and appearances by racing analyst Jill Byrne and other prominent personalities from the world of Thoroughbred racing.
“We are pleased to support such a worthy organization like the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance as the charitable recipient of our annual Fillies & Lilies Party,” stated Brian Learst, QuintEvents CEO. “We appreciate their dedication to retraining and rehoming these horses that spend their life competing in events like the world-renowned Kentucky Derby, and the funds and recognition from this event will help to keep TAA’s initiative moving forward.”
“I’m honored to be involved with the TAA,” stated Jill Byrne. “Having grown up in the horse racing industry and worked with Thoroughbreds in so many different facets, it is comforting for me to know that there is an organization which makes sure that where these incredible animals go after they leave the racetrack, they will be provided the highest quality of care and given the opportunity to enjoy a new career or retirement and have a happy and safe home which is not only deserved but owed to them.”
Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, Inc., the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals and other industry groups. To date, 56 aftercare organizations supporting more than 180 facilities across the U.S. and Canada have been granted accreditation and received funding from the TAA. To learn more about the TAA, visit thoroughbredaftercare.org.
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About Churchill Downs Racetrack
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 142st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 7, 2016. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships eight times. Information is available at www.ChurchillDowns.com.