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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announced as Official Charity Partner of NTRA National Horseplayers Championship

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announced as Official Charity Partner of NTRA National Horseplayers Championship


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has been announced as the Official Charity Partner of the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship, taking place at the Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel and Casino from March 14-17, 2024. Throughout the weekend, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will have a booth set up where horseplayers are encouraged to stop by and learn more about accredited aftercare.

Branded merchandise will be available in exchange for a donation. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to donate and enter for a chance to win various prizes from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Winning prizes include a table for four at Maryland Million on October 1, 2024, a private tour of Old Friends Equine Retirement with Michael Blowen, or exclusive Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance merchandise.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will also be on-site for NTRA’s Last Chance First Chance NHC qualifier, which is held the Thursday of the event. NTRA generously donated a VIP experience during Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s “Off to the Races” online charity auction earlier this year. The VIP experience included hotel accommodation and a waived entry fee for this qualifier.

“The NTRA is happy to welcome back Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to the 25th National Horseplayers Championships (NHC),” said Tom Rooney, President and CEO, NTRA. “Their dedication to the well-being of our beloved equine athletes after their racing careers are over is a mission we all support and helps keep our sport thriving.”

“We are excited to be back at this prestigious event as the Official Charity Partner for another year,” said Catherine Flowers, Office Manager, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. “Thank you to NTRA for their continued support and to the horseplayers who donate to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance throughout the year and at NHC. It is always inspiring to see horseplayers supporting our industry’s horses.”

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 $31.9 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 86 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, visit



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