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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Has Successful Presence at Woodbine Aftercare Alliance Day

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Has Successful Presence at Woodbine Aftercare Alliance Day


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance had a successful presence at Woodbine Racetrack for the third consecutive Woodbine Aftercare Alliance Day on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance had a variety of activations on-site throughout the day.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance was honored with a named race during Woodbine Aftercare Alliance Day. Race 10, The Nearctic Stakes (G2) Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, was won by #11, Big Invasion, ridden by Dylan Davis and trained by Christophe Clement. Big Invasion is owned by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance supporters Patti and Dean Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing.   Following the running of the race, a winner’s circle presentation was made to the winning connections including a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance branded blanket sponsored by Fenwick Equestrian and a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance swag bag. Woodbine Entertainment Group made a generous donation to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. This race and charitable contribution are one of many ways Woodbine Racetrack emphasized and demonstrated the importance of accredited aftercare throughout the day.

Jockeys and valets had the opportunity to designate their earnings to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for any races won on Woodbine Aftercare Alliance Day. This activation is a great way for the riders to demonstrate their dedication to accredited aftercare and their appreciation for their equine athletes.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Best Turned Out Horse Awards, generously sponsored by Josham Farms Limited, were conducted in conjunction with four stakes races. The winners of the Best Turned Out Horse Awards were as follows:

Race 6
Lodge Hill
Groom: Ricky Nichalson
Jockey: Trevor McCarthy
Trainer: Matt Douglas
Owner: Double O Racing
Breeder: Josham Farms Limited

Race 7
With The Moonlight (IRE)
Groom: Graham Colbert
Jockey: William Buick
Trainer: Charles Appleby
Owner: Godolphin, LLC
Breeder: Godolphin

Race 9
Adhamo (IRE)
Groom: Migeul Diaz
Jockey: Kazushi Kimura
Trainer: Chad C. Brown
Owner: Madaket Stables LLC, Dubb, Michael, Louis Lazzinnaro LLC and Caruso, Michael J. Owner Link
Breeder: Wertheimer et Frere

Race 10
Ice Chocolat (BRZ)
Groom: Garth Danials
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Trainer: Mark E. Casse
Owner: Barber, Gary, Wachtel Stable and Deutsch, Peter
Breeder: Haras Niju

“Woodbine Racetrack serves as a unifying epicenter, consistently attracting a substantial and diverse community of passionate and dedicated Canadian horse racing enthusiasts,” said Stacie Clark-Rogers, Operations Consultant, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. “There are a large number of aftercare supporters from Woodbine, where the welfare and post-career support of these athletes remains a top priority.”

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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