The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) was featured on the Florida Cup undercard at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday, March 27. Tampa Bay Downs Race 4, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, went off for seven furlongs on the dirt. A field of eight maiden three-year-old’s campaigned for the $35,000 purse. Jockey Sammy Camacho piloted Fluid Situation to a five-and-three-quarter length victory for Curragh Stables. The John P. Terranova II trainee set the pace from gate to wire.
A presentation of a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance blanket and swag bag to the winning connections were made following the running of the race. TAA supporter Tampa Bay Downs promoted aftercare awareness throughout the race day.
“The Florida Cup is an opportunity for the breeders, owners, and trainers to highlight the state-bred program,” said Tampa Bay Downs Vice President of Marketing and Publicity, Margo Flynn. “This has been a successful partnership between the entities and we look forward for it to continue for years to come.”
“The mission of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has always been to support retired Thoroughbreds by providing funding and oversight to accredited aftercare organizations,” said TAA Funding and Events Manager Emily (Dresen) Scandore. “Having the TAA represented during high profile race days serves to remind everyone–from the horsemen to the handicappers–the importance of ensuring that our equine athletes have careers long after they retire from racing.”