Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Hemingway’s Key
Hemingway’s Key

Retired Preakness Runner Hemingway’s Key Remains in Good Company By: Maryland Jockey Club Fifteen years ago, the chestnut Thoroughbred colt Hemingway’s Key was keeping some impressive company. Racing under the silks of Kinsman Stable and trained by Hall of Fame horseman Nick Zito, Hemingway’s Key spent the winter of 2006 on the Triple Crown trail […]

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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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TAA and Accredited Organizations Accept Check from Gulfstream Park
TAA and Accredited Organizations Accept Check from Gulfstream Park

On the Pegasus World Cup card Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and approximately 25 of its accredited aftercare organizations accepted a check for $80,000 from Gulfstream Park.

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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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TAA High Point Winners at 2019 T.I.P. Championships
TAA High Point Winners at 2019 T.I.P. Championships

The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show and Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships held Sept. 6-8, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park was a success for TAA grads. TAA-accredited organizations were well represented in numerous disciplines and their horses shined bright competitive classes. The TAA presented High Point awards in four disciplines: dressage, hunter, jumper, and pleasure. […]

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Quick Call
Quick Call

The late Quick Call retired in 1992, having made 86 starts and earning more than $800,000. He was the oldest of the 650 horses cared for by TAA-accredited Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

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Thoroughbreds for Therapy
Thoroughbreds for Therapy

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man” is ringing true more than ever in Thoroughbred aftercare.

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