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Thoroughbred Charities of America to continue role as title sponsor of Thoroughbred Makeover

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has extended its support of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) as the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium through 2021. The RRP announced the postponement of the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover earlier this summer and will be hosting a “double Makeover” for both 2020 and 2021 entries at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 12-17, 2021. The...

TCA to host online auction of halters worn by Triple Crown, Kentucky Derby winners; event begins Friday

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host an online auction of halters worn by Triple Crown and Kentucky Derby winners during the upcoming virtual “Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown.” The halter auction is set to open this Friday (May 1) at 9 a.m. and will conclude on Saturday (May 2) at 9 p.m. EST. All proceeds will benefit TCA. “As the 13 Triple Crown winners face off in the virtual...

Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund to provide support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund is providing funding to backstretch and aftercare organizations working to support the Thoroughbred community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 2016 by LNJ Foxwoods, the Horses First Fund assists Thoroughbreds and their caretakers in need of emergency aid due to large-scale neglect, natural disaster, or other catastrophes. The Backstretch...

Thoroughbred Charities of America named charitable beneficiary of annual holiday giving campaign

Thoroughbred Charities of America was named the charitable beneficiary of the Thoroughbred Club of America’s annual holiday giving campaign. More than $5,000 was raised and will be used for 2020 grant making to qualified and approved organizations that work on behalf of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them. “We greatly appreciate the support of the Thoroughbred Club of America,” said...

Thoroughbred Charities of America to honor Madeline Auerbach with Allaire du Pont Leadership Award

Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Madeline Auerbach with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and the Race Track Chaplaincy – Metropolitan New York Division with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 30th annual Stallion Season Auction ‘Tis the Season Celebration presented by LNJ Foxwoods on Jan. 12 at Distillery Square at Grand Reserve in Lexington. “Our board has...

Thoroughbred Charities of America’s 30th annual Stallion Season Auction set for Jan. 8-12 in Lexington

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the planning and preparations for the 30th annual Stallion Season Auction are underway. Held Jan. 8 through Jan. 12, the auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. “2020 marks the 30th anniversary of TCA and our Stallion Season Auction,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “The auction is TCA’s largest annual...

Thoroughbred Charities of America announces grants of $475,000 awarded to 64 organizations

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced Tuesday that grants totaling nearly $475,000 have been awarded to 64 approved organizations that provide Thoroughbred aftercare and incentive programs, equine-assisted therapies, and health and human services for backstretch and farmworkers. Grant recipients from the last three years can be found on www.tca.org. One of TCA’s grants is to the Retired...

Thoroughbred Charities of America named co-beneficiary of Oak and Derby handicapping event

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has been named the co-beneficiary of the Charitable Impact Group’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner presented by LUXAIR Jets. The event will be held in the newly renovated courthouse in downtown Lexington, Ky. on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. NBC racing analyst Randy Moss will host a panel of handicappers including Daily Racing Form’s Mike...

Thoroughbred Charities of America welcomes Victoria Bennett as new development director

Victoria Bennett has been named as the development manager for Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Bennett grew up in Lexington and is a graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. She has spent the last several years working in the areas of philanthropy and development, most recently with the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. Victoria Bennett “I am excited to be...

Thoroughbred Charities, Jockey Club fund flight to provide supplies to horses in Puerto Rico

A Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies departed from Miami at 4:30 a.m. Monday and landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at approximately 7 a.m. The plane, funded by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund, is the result of a week-long effort undertaken by numerous equine groups to get aid to the more than 800 Thoroughbreds at...

Thoroughbred Charities named beneficiary of Thoroughbred Club’s holiday campaign

Thoroughbred Charities of America was recently named the charitable beneficiary of the Thoroughbred Club of America’s annual holiday giving campaign. More than $5,000 was raised and will be used for grant making to qualified and approved organizations that work on behalf of Thoroughbreds or the people who care for them. “We are grateful to the membership of the Thoroughbred Club of America for...

Byrne set to host Thoroughbred Charities of America’s 27th annual auction and celebration

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Jill Byrne, director of programming and broadcasting at Churchill Downs will host the 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration to be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. Byrne, the daughter of two-time Eclipse Award winning trainer Peter Howe, grew up riding show horses in Virginia before...