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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance On-site as Official Charity of the Eclipse Awards

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance On-site as Official Charity of the Eclipse Awards


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be in attendance as the Official Charity for the 53rd annual Eclipse Awards, set to begin at 7:30 PM EST on January 25, 2024 at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida. Hosted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), this event celebrates the racing champions of 2023 and highlights the excellence of Thoroughbreds in the sport.

“It’s an honor to stand with NTRA and the whole racing community, celebrating the incredible talent and of the Thoroughbreds and the dedication of their connections. We’re grateful for the opportunity to highlight our commitment to our industry’s horses on this prestigious platform,” said Stacie Clark Rogers, Operations Consultant for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance as our esteemed partner for this year’s Eclipse Awards. Their dedication to the well-being of these magnificent animals aligns perfectly with our shared values, and we are honored to have them join us once again in celebrating the incredible achievements of Thoroughbred racing,” said NTRA President and CEO Tom Rooney.

Furthermore, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association organized a ‘Sip, Shop, and Support’ event, with three participating stores generously donating a percentage of their proceeds to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The stores are Lily Pulitzer, J. Mclaughlin, and Oumere. Additionally, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will hold a raffle featuring select items from these stores, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting their cause. Store hours are scheduled from 12 PM to 3 PM.

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 National Thoroughbred Racing Association
The NTRA, based in Lexington, Ky. and Washington, D.C., is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 horse racing interests and thousands of individual stakeholders consisting of horseplayers, racetrack operators representing nearly 80% of the U.S. pari-mutuel wagering handle, more than 30,000 owners, breeders and trainers, and other affiliated horse racing associations, charged with increasing the popularity, welfare and integrity of Thoroughbred racing through consensus-based leadership, legislative advocacy, safety and integrity initiatives, fan engagement and corporate partner development.


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