12/11/2013 9:58PM

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance awards $1 million to 23 groups


The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance on Wednesday used the symposium as a stage to announce the recipients of $1 million in grants to 23 aftercare organizations that have been accredited by the organization.

Madeline Auerbach, a horse owner and the chair of the California Retirement Management Account, made the announcement during a Wednesday morning panel examining out-of-competition testing.

The grants were the first the TAA has awarded since it was formed in February 2012. The grants were distributed to all 23 of the aftercare organizations that the TAA accredited since its formation. The TAA said that the money for the grants was provided by Breeders’ Cup, the Jockey Club, Keeneland, sales companies, and individual donations from farms, owners, breeders, and fans.

A complete list of the organizations receiving grants can be found here.

Beenthere Donethat More than 1 year ago
The fact that anyone is making a contribution is a breakthrough. Aftercare recognition has come a long way in the past few years.
nancyb More than 1 year ago
No ADWs, one media organization (Thorougbred Daily) and only one racetrack (Santa Anita) listed amongst pledgers to the fund. Pretty disappointing. The ADW that steps up and contributes the most deserves some attention and horseplayer support.
Debbie Tobias Dono More than 1 year ago