The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will once again be named the Official Aftercare Partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is also an Official Charity of the Breeders’ Cup, along with Race Track Chaplaincy of America and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, among others.
2022 not only marks the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s 10-year anniversary, but a decade-long partnership between the TAA and Breeders’ Cup. As a seed money donor, the Breeders’ Cup has been a supporter of the TAA since its inception.
During the World Championships, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will present its Grade 2 namesake race–formerly the Marathon Stakes–on Friday’s championship undercard.
“As a founding donor for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, it brings the Breeders’ Cup great pride to be able to feature the TAA as the official Aftercare Partner,” said Dora Delgado, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Officer.” The TAA’s growth both in the number of accredited organizations and in the amount of grant money awarded has been a tremendous feat, and it seems only fitting to culminate the TAA’s 10-year celebration center-stage at the World Championships.”
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will have a presence on-site at Keeneland. Patrons are encouraged to stop by the TAA’s booth to learn about the organization’s mission from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance representatives, and to make a donation in exchange for a variety of racing memorabilia and TAA swag.
Racing fans can also show their support by opting to donate to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance throughout the championship weekend when cashing a winning ticket on an UnitedTote Systems self-service betting terminal. All donations are tax-deductible.
“I can’t think of a better place to close out our 10-year celebration than the Breeders’ Cup World Championships,” said TAA President, Jeffrey Bloom. “Breeders’ Cup’s ongoing recognition and support has been instrumental in the TAA’s growth, which is necessary to further our mission to help fund retired racehorses. We’re honored to ring in another year as the Official Aftercare Partner at the World Championships of horse racing.”
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