LEXINGTON, KY — The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be represented at Belmont Park during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The 155th Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Belmont Park. This exciting final leg of the Triple Crown will kick off with a week of live racing beginning on Thursday, June 8.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be honored with a named race to highlight accredited aftercare. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Race will be Race 10, on Thursday, June 8, with a post time of 7:45 PM ET. Following the running of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections including a branded blanket and swag bag.
“NYRA is committed to supporting the work of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in ways that advance the shared mission of protecting, re-training and re-homing Thoroughbreds when their racing days are done,” said Kevin Quinn, NYRA VP of Sales and Hospitality. “The Belmont Stakes provides an ideal stage to expand the public’s understanding of the meaningful aftercare efforts underway in New York, and we are pleased to welcome the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance back to Belmont throughout the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.”
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be on-site to facilitate winning guests from one of the VIP experiences auctioned off earlier this year in the “Off to the Races” campaign, promoting aftercare awareness. Winners from the VIP experience will enjoy a weekend of racing with a table for six, buffet meals, parking, and paddock access. This experience celebrating the third leg of the Triple Crown was generously donated by NYRA.
About the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Based in Lexington, KY, the 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, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, the 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 the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.