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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be Present at Saratoga Race Course for Belmont Stakes

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be Present at Saratoga Race Course for Belmont Stakes


LEXINGTON, KY — Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be present at Saratoga Race Course during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The 156th Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024. This exciting final leg of the Triple Crown will kick off with a week of live racing beginning on Thursday, June 6.

To highlight accredited aftercare, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) has honored Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance with a named race on the undercard on Friday, June 7. Following the running of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections, including a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance branded blanket and gift bag.

“NYRA is pleased to welcome Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to Saratoga for this year’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival,” said Patrick McKenna, Vice President of Communications, NYRA. “This ongoing partnership reflects our shared commitment to protecting and re-training these equine athletes when their racing days are done, and we thank Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for all they do.”

Representatives from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be present to host the winners of the VIP experience that was auctioned off earlier in the year in the “Off to the Races” Campaign to support accredited aftercare. The winners of this experience will enjoy a table for four and a day of racing on Friday and Saturday, admission into the paddock on Friday, and much more. This exciting VIP experience was generously donated by NYRA.

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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