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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Thanks Supporters of the Holiday Giving Campaign

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Thanks Supporters of the Holiday Giving Campaign


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance expresses sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in the 2023 Holiday Giving Campaign to raise funds to support thousands of Thoroughbreds at 86 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited organizations. The campaign launched on GivingTuesday, November 28, and ran through December 31, raising over $200,000 in donations.

The Holiday Giving Campaign highlighted a different match sponsor each day, offering single-day sponsorships ranging from $500 to $10,000.

2023 Match Sponsors included:

Mike Rogers, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Yvonne Schwabe, National HBPA, Denali Stud, Siena Farm, Donna Barton Brothers, Jack Damico, West Point Thoroughbreds, Rick Schosberg, Simon Bray, Dan & Denny Piazza and Matt & Amy Webber, Ramiro Restrepo, Dr. Bonnie Comerford, Dr. Dionne Benson, Game of Silks, Three Diamonds Farm, Kurtis Coady & Megan Devine, Donato Lanni, Chad Brown, Springhouse Farm, Bloom Racing Stable, StarLadies Racing, The Honorable Earle I. Mack, Jen Roytz & Dr. Stuart Brown, St. Elias Stables, David Anderson, Matthew DeSantis, and Bob & Jill Baffert.

“Your support during our campaign has been truly incredible. Thank you for joining us in championing the well-being of off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Your generosity is making a huge difference in their lives, and we are immensely grateful for your kindness and dedication,” said Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s Director of Funding and Events Emily Dresen.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance thanks those who donated throughout the campaign and had their donations doubled by the match sponsors. To see the completed advent calendar of match sponsors and the full list of contributors who elected to be recognized, visit:

“Participating in the Holiday Giving Campaign was not just a choice; it was a heartfelt commitment as it allowed us to actively promote and rally support for Thoroughbred aftercare. Witnessing the incredible support from our community for retired Thoroughbreds has been remarkably encouraging. Thank you for joining us in supporting Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and its mission,” said Mike Rogers, Acting President and General Manager of Maryland Jockey Club.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance serves as both the accrediting body for Thoroughbred aftercare organizations and a fundraising and grant-allocating body to support the accredited organizations. All the funds raised from the Holiday Giving Campaign will support the 86 currently accredited organizations, which care for over 4,500 retired Thoroughbred racehorses each year and operate more than 180 facilities across North America.

To learn more or to support Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance visit:

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



Samantha Smith


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