LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance joined FanDuel on Friday, November 3, 2023, in the Breeders’ Cup Winner’s Circle at Santa Anita Park to present the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Run on the dirt at 11/16 miles, the $2 million Grade 1 stakes race is the richest two-year-old race in North America. This Breeders’ Cup World Championships race is often a preview of the future stars to run in the following year’s Triple Crown trail.
The FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance was won by FIERCENESS Ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Todd Pletcher, the two-year-old put in a great effort during the eighth race for Repole Stable.
As part of FanDuel’s commitment to support accredited aftercare, the sports wagering digital cable and satellite television network presented a charitable donation of $100,000 to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The check presentation was made prior to the race in the Santa Anita paddock, where FanDuel also interviewed Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance president Jeff Bloom. FanDuel has generously honored Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at Breeders’ Cup since 2020.
“Our company takes immense pride in its support for Thoroughbred aftercare and the transition to second careers for our equine athletes. We will continue to highlight the hard work that the industry is putting forth both during and after their careers on the track,” stated Andrew Moore, General Manager of Racing for FanDuel Group.
FanDuel strives to highlight the importance of responsible accredited aftercare for retired Thoroughbred racehorses. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance regularly receives airtime during FanDuel TV’s premiere race day programming, and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is no exception. FanDuel provides extensive coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park. Race replays of the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be available on the FanDuelTV and Breeders’ Cup websites.
About Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Based in Lexington, KY, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has granted more than $28.1 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.
About FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier mobile gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across sports betting, iGaming, horse racing, advance-deposit wagering, daily fantasy sports. In addition, FanDuel Group operates FanDuel TV its broadly distributed linear cable television and leading direct-to-consumer OTT platform. FanDuel Group has a presence across all 50 states with approximately 17 million customers and 25 retail locations. The company is based in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Jersey City, as well as in Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Portugal, Romania and Australia. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, (LON: FLTR) the world’s largest sports betting and gaming operator with a portfolio of globally recognized brands.