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Bubba Sparks
Bubba Sparks

Bubba Sparks had a nose for the wire on the racetrack, and at the age of 19 he’s still finding ways to win at the TAA-accredited Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Program at Wallkill.

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Spring to the Sky
Spring to the Sky

The gelding raced until the age of 10, and following his 55th career start this past summer, he was retired. And now the multiple stakes-winning Spring to the Sky is a resident of TAA-accredited ReRun.

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From Dusk to Dawn to ‘Dusky’
From Dusk to Dawn to ‘Dusky’

A shared love for horses between a father and daughter would bloom again years later when Heather Rio adopted Dusk to Dawn—a former competitor on the NYRA circuit—through TAA-accredited Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in the summer of 2018.

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NYRA, NYTHA Announce New Aftercare Funding Initiative
NYRA, NYTHA Announce New Aftercare Funding Initiative

The New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced June 28 an initiative to increase funding for aftercare for horses retiring from NYRA racetracks.

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NYRA Teams with TAA to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare
NYRA Teams with TAA to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare

Horseplayers cashing winning tickets at New York Racing Association tracks can now share their good fortune with retired Thoroughbreds by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at self-service AmTote betting terminals.

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