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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance On-Site for Santa Anita Derby

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance On-Site for Santa Anita Derby


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be on-site this year at Santa Anita Park for the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The West Coast’s leading Grade 1 Kentucky Derby prep-race provides qualifying points to the top five finishers, with distributions of 100-50-25-15-10 points.

1/ST RACING is honoring Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance with a named race on the undercard of Santa Anita Derby Day. Following the conclusion of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections including a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance branded blanket and gift bag.

A representative from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be present to host the winners of the “Off to the Races” VIP Experience online benefit auction. This exciting VIP experience was generously donated by 1/ST RACING and Win Place Home. The winners will enjoy premium dining, a guided tour of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredited organization Win Place Home, and more.

“Santa Anita Park and 1/ST RACING are thrilled to welcome back Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for Santa Anita Derby Day,” said Nate Newby, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Santa Anita Park. “We are dedicated to promoting accredited aftercare by increasing awareness and championing the mission of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.”

“We are looking forward to being at Santa Anita for an exciting weekend of racing,” said Stacie Clark-Rogers, Operations Consultant, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. “Having a presence at 1/ST events with a VIP experience is another way that we can highlight the significance of accredited aftercare.”

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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