As part of the two-day Summer Festival of Racing, Tampa Bay Downs honored the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance with “The TAA Purse” carded as race 4 on June 30.
In that race, Michael Feriole’s Congrella drew away to win by 10 lengths with jockey Jose Alvarez up. It was the second win for 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, who is trained by Rick Creel.
Congrella’s connections were presented with a TAA-branded Horseware blanket after the race. Following the blanket presentation, representatives from Tampa Bay Downs and the Tampa Bay HBPA presented a check for $57,535 to the TAA.
Funds raised by the TAA are awarded in the form of grants to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 64 organizations in North America hold TAA accreditation, including eight in the state of Florida.
Thank you to Tampa Bay Downs and Tampa Bay HBPA for supporting the TAA and accredited Thoroughbred aftercare.
Photos courtesy of Tampa Bay Downs