LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be present this year at Maryland Million Day on Saturday, October 14, 2023. This day is designed to promote and celebrate Maryland breeding and racehorses who compete in races with purses of over one million dollars.
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be recognized, along with Maryland Jockey Club, with a named race on Maryland Million Day. Following the running of The Maryland Jockey Club Stakes to Benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, a presentation will be made to the winning connections including a branded Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance blanket and swag bag.
“The Maryland Jockey Club is honored to sponsor a race with Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance,” said Mike Rogers, Acting President, Maryland Jockey Club. “We are dedicated to accredited aftercare, ensuring our horses find safe homes after their racing careers.”
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will also be on-site as part of the VIP experience that was auctioned off earlier this year in the “Off to the Races” campaign, designed to fundraise on behalf of the accredited organizations and promote awareness of accredited aftercare. This exciting VIP experience was generously donated by 1/ST Racing and The Hotel at Arundel Preserve. The winners of the VIP experience will receive a VIP Clubhouse table for four at the racetrack, dinner and amenities at The Hotel at Arundel preserve, and a Maryland swag bag.
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 $28.1 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.