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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 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, 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...

Charity event raises over $85,000 to benefit TCA’s Horses First Fund to support Mercer County horses

LNJ Foxwoods raised more than $85,000 for the Horses First Fund administered by Thoroughbred Charities of America at an event held recently in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Horse First Fund was established in June 2016 by LNJ Foxwoods to assist the horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky and horses in need of emergency aid in the future. To date the fund has raised over $38,000 and expended more than...