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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance On-Site at Turfway Park for Jeff Ruby Steaks Day

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance On-Site at Turfway Park for Jeff Ruby Steaks Day


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be on-site at Turfway Park for Jeff Ruby Steaks on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Jeff Ruby Steaks Day promises an afternoon of exciting racing, with the highlight being the $700,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks, a Grade III prep-race for the Kentucky Derby. The 1 1/8 mile race awards Kentucky Derby qualification points distributed as 100-50-25-15-10 to the top five horses.

Turfway Park is honoring Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance with a named race, Race 6, which has a post time of 3:13 PM EDT. Following the conclusion of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections, which will include a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance blanket and gift bag with branded merchandise. To show their support, Turfway Park will promote and feature accredited aftercare throughout the event.

“Turfway Park is excited to welcome back Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for our Jeff Ruby Steaks Day,” said Tyler B. Picklesimer, Director of Racing / Racing Secretary, Turfway Park. “Raising awareness for accredited aftercare is crucial for the longevity and safety of horse racing.”

“Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance looks forward to an exciting day of racing on Jeff Ruby Steaks Day,” said Emily Dresen, Director of Funding and Events, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. “We are happy to have received so much support from Turfway Park throughout the years and are thrilled to showcase our partnership on one of their biggest days of racing.”

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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