06/15/2013 9:57AM

OBS March sale raises $39,000 for TAA


The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) received $39,000 from the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training. This amount represents combined contributions from buyers and consignors and the sale company, collected during the auction March 12-13 in Ocala, Fla.

“We would like to thank OBS and all of the participants for their support of the TAA,” TAA Executive Director Mike Ziegler said. “While the individual transactions are small—.05 percent of purchases or gross sales—they all add up to a meaningful amount which, combined with other industry contributions, will go a long way towards helping retired Thoroughbreds.”

Buyers and consignors will have another opportunity to support the TAA at the upcoming OBS June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age on June 18-19 in Ocala. The TAA will have a representative on-site to provide information and answer questions from interested individuals.

“OBS is pleased to facilitate the funding process for TAA," sale company president Tom Ventura said. "It is critical to have industry wide support in order for this worthy cause to fulfill its mission."