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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Auction Registration and Tickets Now Available for America’s Best Racing’s Pre-Preakness Party

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Auction Registration and Tickets Now Available for America’s Best Racing’s Pre-Preakness Party


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Monday that tickets are now available for the ninth annual America’s Best Racing (ABR) Pre-Preakness Party. In celebration of the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes, the ABR Pre-Preakness Party is set to be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland.

Also, registration is now open for the silent auction associated with the event that benefits Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Proceeds from the ABR Pre-Preakness Party will benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation. The event will also strive to raise awareness for a new event partner, the Ed Brown Society, which celebrates the rich history of African-Americans in the equine industry and creates opportunities for young people of color to gain industry exposure. Sponsored by the Honorable Earle I. Mack and Lael Stables, the Pre-Preakness Party is one of the most anticipated events of Preakness week.

“I am pleased to support an event that aims to holistically better our sport of horse racing, which gives us so much joy and pleasure,” said Mack. “Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s accreditation program is integral to ensure our horses are cared for after working hard for us on the racetrack. The Safety Net Foundation, in helping the humans who make up the sport, truly lives up to its name. America’s Best Racing serves to grow the sports fan base. The Ed Brown Society celebrates and creates opportunities for a more racially diverse racing community. Many causes, all of them good!”

Tickets for the event are now available online for $35 per person or at the door for $40 per person. The ticket price includes:

  • One (1) complimentary drink ticket
  • Complimentary snack platters (wings, dips, veggie, cheeses)
  • Access to well-known horse racing personalities and handicapping experts
  • Networking opportunity among racing enthusiasts

In addition to an evening of networking, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, the silent auction will again be one of the main attractions of the Pre-Preakness Party. The auction items will be on display at the party location but bidding can be done either in-person or remotely. Registration for the auction is open, and items will continue to be added. The auction will open on Monday, May 13, at 10 a.m. ET, and will close promptly at the conclusion of the party on Wednesday, May 15, at 9:30 p.m. ET.

“When we started this event nearly a decade ago, our mission was to celebrate the middle jewel of the Triple Crown in a setting where racing fans felt welcome to participate,” said Dan Tordjman, ABR’s manager of Partnerships. “We feel more on-mission than ever before, and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off Preakness week with everyone in the Baltimore area, as well as our friends at Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Safety Net, and Ed Brown Society. We’re also grateful again for the support of our event sponsors.”

To purchase tickets, register for the auction, and learn more about the event visit:

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


About America’s Best Racing

America’s Best Racing is a multimedia fan development and awareness-building platform, initiated by The Jockey Club, designed to increase the profile and visibility of North America’s best Thoroughbred racing events and is the online destination for all things related to the sport. Through expert content, human and equine interest features, award-winning video content, livestream, second-screen productions, and wide-reaching programs, America’s Best Racing introduces the love of horse racing to the next generation of fans, turning them into lifelong fans of the sport and lifestyle. For more information about “A Stake in Stardom” and the Road to the Triple Crown visit You can follow America’s Best Racing at as well as on social media platforms FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeInstagram, and TikTok.


About The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is a charitable trust that provides, on a confidential basis, financial relief to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families. Recipients of the Safety Net Foundation’s support represent virtually every facet of the Thoroughbred industry, from jockeys, trainers, exercise riders, and grooms to office personnel and other employees of racetracks, racing organizations, and breeding farms. Assistance can come in any number of forms, including financial aid for basic living expenses such as rent and household bills, and for medication, surgical, and hospital costs. Since 1985, The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation has provided more than $16 million in assistance. To learn more about The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation visit



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