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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Fourth Annual Calendar Photo Contest

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Fourth Annual Calendar Photo Contest


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announces the opening of its fourth annual Calendar Photo Contest. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is seeking photos of Thoroughbreds to feature in the 2025 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Calendar. Submissions will be accepted starting July 1, 2024, through July 31, 2024.

Photo entries should feature a registered Thoroughbred that is either currently residing at or was rehomed by a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredited organization. High-resolution color photos taken within the past year are preferred. Resolution must have a minimum effective ppi of 300 ppi at 11.25 x 8.75 inches (w x h). Photographs should be submitted by the photographer or with explicit permission of the photographer. Watermarked or purchased professional photography will not be considered.

Example of photos include: a Thoroughbred showcased in a specific season (spring, summer, fall, winter), a Thoroughbred in training for a second career, an adopter and their Thoroughbred, a Thoroughbred used in equine-assisted therapy, and so on. All photographs must be relevant to the mission of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and adhere to the criteria specified in the official contest rules.

Photos will be judged on clarity, artistry, and photographic quality. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will select twelve winners, with one photo featured for each month. Each winner will receive Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance branded merchandise and a free copy of the 2025 calendar. Additionally, one of the twelve winners will be chosen for the cover and will receive a Tipperary helmet of their choice as the grand prize, sponsored by Tipperary Equestrian. Honorable mentions will also be awarded with a free copy of the 2025 calendar.

“The calendar contest is a unique opportunity to showcase not only some of our accredited organizations but also the remarkable abilities and success stories of Thoroughbreds in their second careers,” said Samantha Smith, Marketing & Communications Director, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. “These photos celebrate the versatility and achievements of Thoroughbreds, highlighting their journeys from the racetrack to new, fulfilling roles. We use these images not only for the calendar but across various platforms throughout the year, including social media, to inspire and engage our supporters. We look forward to all the exciting pictures that are submitted to us each year.”

Entry to the contest is free and open to residents of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The contest is open to participants 18+ or with parent/guardian permission for those under the age of 18. 

Online submissions will be accepted July 1, 2024, through July 31, 2024.

For more information, the official rules, and the contest submission form, 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


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