Thoroughbred Aftercare

Ensuring a Legacy
Ensuring a Legacy

Few in racing can say they have accomplished more for retired racehorses than the late John Hettinger. After nearly two decades working abroad–first in corporate sales and marketing, then in real estate development where he ultimately made his fortune–Hettinger and his wife, Betty, returned in 1973 to take over Akindale Farm for John’s father. Located […]

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TAA and KEMI Named Beneficiaries of 30th Annual KTFMC Challenge Cup Golf Scramble
TAA and KEMI Named Beneficiaries of 30th Annual KTFMC Challenge Cup Golf Scramble

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) will once again be the beneficiary of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club (KTFMC) Challenge Cup Golf Scramble at the University Club of Kentucky. The 30th annual event will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Check-in will begin at 11 AM and shotgun start […]

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Secret Deployment
Secret Deployment

Despite being the son of  Godolphin’s 2008 Eclipse Award winning stallion, Midshipman, Secret Deployment lacked interest in racing. No stranger to Thoroughbreds in need of a new career, Nelda Kettles of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation was more than happy to help when she got the call from Secret Deployment’s connections last April. Kettles knew there was a job out there for the young gelding. She gave the then three-year-old plenty of time to adjust to life off of the track and grow into himself before finding him his perfect home.

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Impressive John R
Impressive John R

Impressive John R served as an equine-assisted therapy horse for 9 years at Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited Central Kentucky Riding for Hope before going blind in both eyes. 2 years after losing his vision, John is back to work and we can’t wait to see what this resilient OTTB will accomplish next

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ABR Pre-Preakness Party – Silent Auction Items
ABR Pre-Preakness Party – Silent Auction Items

  Join the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at the America’s Best Racing Pre-Preakness party and silent auction on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. The silent auction will feature a variety of signed collectible racing memorabilia, certificates, specialty equine products, and more!   CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS   Storm […]

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Champion’s Day Features Women in Racing and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Champion’s Day Features Women in Racing and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be present on Champion’s Day at the Ladies in Racing Symposium, followed by a race presentation on the undercard. On Tuesday May 3, Champions for a Change will feature Ladies in Racing with a symposium of influential women in the Thoroughbred industry. A power-house panel of women will be […]

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Peyton Place
Peyton Place

Peyton Place has held a special place in the heart and mind of Beverley Strauss, the executive director of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue ever since she first laid eyes on him back in June 2018 at Delaware Park. While his race days didn’t last long, his connection to Strauss and MidAtlantic would span for years.

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Change of Fortune
Change of Fortune

It’s not often a Thoroughbred’s name can predict their future- but for CHANGE OF FORTUNE, that’s exactly what happened. Out of MGSW Better Lucky, the Godolphin-bred showed little interest in racing, so he made his way to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-accredited CANTER Kentucky. There, he met his adopter who found a second career that peaks his interest: Western Dressage.

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TAA Day at the Races on Santa Anita Derby Day
TAA Day at the Races on Santa Anita Derby Day

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is partnering with Santa Anita Park to host TAA Day at the Races on Santa Anita Derby Day. This edition of TAA Day at the Races includes a race presentation by the TAA on the undercard, an opportunity for jockeys to pledge their jocks mount fee to the TAA, and […]

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Wachacha
Wachacha

Meet #TAAgrad Wachacha- a spunky grey warhorse that has seen a fair share of excitement in her 15 years of life. But one thing is certain for this mare– all roads lead home to her adopted family.

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