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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be Present at Texas Champions Day

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be Present at Texas Champions Day


LEXINGTON, KY  Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be present at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, March 23, 2024, for Texas Champions Day. This event is dedicated to showcasing Texas Thoroughbreds through a day of thrilling and competitive racing.

Sam Houston Race Park will shine a spotlight on accredited aftercare during the day by honoring Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance with a named race: the Star of Texas Stakes Race presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. A race presentation will be made in the winner’s circle following the Star of Texas Stakes. The winning connections will be given a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance blanket and gift bag with branded merchandise. As a supporter of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Sam Houston Race Park will showcase and raise awareness for accredited aftercare throughout the entirety of the race day and race meet.

A representative from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will also be on-site to host the winners of the

“Off to the Races” VIP Experience online benefit auction. Sam Houston Race Park generously donated the Texas Champions Day VIP Experience where the winners will enjoy premium dining, access to the paddock and winner’s circle for the Star of Texas Stakes, and more.

“We are very excited to extend a warm welcome to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for our Texas Champions Day,” said Bryan Pettigrew, Vice President and General Manager of Texas Racing Operations, Sam Houston Park. “As advocates for accredited Thoroughbred aftercare, we hope that with their presence we can continue to spread their mission.”

“Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is thrilled to participate in Texas Champions Day,” said Jeffrey Bloom, President, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. “Raising awareness and garnering support for accredited aftercare is paramount, especially on prestigious race days like this one.”

Photo Credit: Sam Houston Race Park

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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