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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces 2024 Off to the Races Campaign

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces 2024 Off to the Races Campaign


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced the dates of the annual Off to the Races Campaign, an online benefit auction featuring VIP racing experience packages with all proceeds going to support accredited aftercare. This online auction provides a chance for the public to bid on 18 VIP racing experience packages, granting access to major race days at renowned racetracks across North America in 2024 and 2025. Each package features an exclusive itinerary of horse racing-related activities, alongside tickets to designated race days and more, promising unforgettable experiences.

Bidding opens Thursday, January 25 at 10 AM EST and closes February 2 at 10 PM EST. Those who are interested can view items and register to bid in advance. Visit to view and bid on all VIP experiences.

“These VIP experiences are more than just events, they’re gateways to unforgettable moments and a chance to share the magic of the racetrack for new and longtime racegoers,” said Emily Dresen, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Director of Funding and Events. “We’re excited to bring these once-in-a-lifetime adventures to people who share our love for the sport.”

VIP Experiences include:
1. 2024 VIP Tampa Bay Derby – March 9, 2024
2. 2024 VIP NHC Last Chance/First Chance Qualifier – March 14, 2024
3. 2024 VIP Texas Champions Day – March 23, 2024
4. 2024 VIP Florida Derby – March 30, 2024
5. 2024 VIP Santa Anita Derby – April 6, 2024
6. 2024 VIP Blue Grass Stakes – April 6, 2024
7. 2024 VIP Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby – May 3-4, 2024
8. 2024 VIP Preakness 149 – May 17-18, 2024
9. 2024 VIP Belmont Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack – June 7-8, 2024
10. 2024 VIP Haskell Stakes – July 20, 2024
11. 2024 VIP Whitney Stakes – August 2-3, 2024
12. 2024 VIP Canterbury Park Experience – Valid any day of the 2024 Live Race Meet
13. 2024 VIP King’s Plate – August 17, 2024
14. 2024 VIP Pacific Classic – August 31, 2024 *Date subject to change
15. 2024 VIP Virginia Derby Day – September 7, 2024
16. 2024 VIP Maryland Million Day – October 2024
17. 2024 VIP Breeders’ Cup World Championships – November 1-2, 2024
18. 2025 VIP Pegasus World Cup – January 2025

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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