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BCTC’s North American Racing Academy receives grant from Thoroughbred Charities


 Erin Crady, TCA Executive Director, is pictured with Remi Bellocq, NARA Executive Director, Laurel Martin, BCTC Foundation Executive Director, Dixie Hayes, Program Coordinator and Instructor, and Alicia Benben, Academic Coordinator/Instructor, at NARA for the check presentation and facility tour (Photo Provided)

Erin Crady, TCA Executive Director, is pictured with Remi Bellocq, NARA Executive Director, Laurel Martin, BCTC Foundation Executive Director, Dixie Hayes, Program Coordinator and Instructor, and Alicia Benben, Academic Coordinator/Instructor, at NARA for the check presentation and facility tour (Photo Provided)

 

Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s North American Racing Academy (BCTC-NARA) has received a $5,000 grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA).
 

These funds will help offset daily care costs related to the care of 15-18 Thoroughbreds that live at the fully functional training and teaching barn. The daily care costs include items such as hay, straw (bedding), and feed and costs approximately $3,800 per month.
 

“TCA’s investment in BCTC will help benefit our off-track Thoroughbreds which have found a new home at NARA working with our students,” said Remi Bellocq, Executive Director for Equine Programming.  “We are honored to highlight Thoroughbred Charities of America as a partner in our efforts to provide students with the specialized training and the hands-on experience they will need for future certification and licensing related to the riding, care, training, and management of the race or sport horse.” 
 

The North American Racing Academy serves as a racing and breeding industry workforce provider. By supplementing students’ classroom training with hands-on barn work, they are better prepared for future employment in a racing and/or breeding farm operation.
 

This is a nice complement to the mission of TCA which strives to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers by supporting rescue, retirement, and research and by helping the people who work with them.
 

From BCTC Communications


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