The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) received funding from 20 farms in 2015 through stud fees from 119 Thoroughbred stallions. The stallions’ connections pledged to donate 25 percent or more of the advertised stud fee for each horse.
The participating stallion farms were:
Darby Dan Farm
Lane’s End Farm
Pin Oak Stud
Sequel Stallions New York
Taylor Made Stallions
Three Chimneys Farm
Unusual Heat Syndicate
“WinStar is involved at every level of the Thoroughbred industry, which includes aftercare,” stated Elliott Walden, president and CEO of WinStar Farm. “We feel it is our responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of the core of our business, the Thoroughbred. WinStar is proud to contribute to an organization dedicated to supporting nationwide aftercare and shining a positive light on the sport.”
“As one of the cornerstones of our Alliance, these stallion farms continue to provide funds, leadership, and an overall awareness of how important the TAA is to our industry,” stated Jimmy Bell, president of the TAA and Darley America.
For information on participating with your stallion in 2016, contact Ashton Moynihan with the TAA at (859) 224-2772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association Inc., the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals and other industry groups. To date, 56 aftercare organizations supporting more than 180 facilities across the U.S. and Canada have been granted accreditation and received funding from the TAA. To learn more about the TAA, visit thoroughbredaftercare.org.