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Thoroughbred Charities of America appoints five new members to board of Directors

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Leah O’Meara, Andy Hils, Erik Johnson, Marshall Gramm, and Marette Farrell to its Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome these wonderful people to the TCA board,” said Mike McMahon president of TCA. “Our board is committed to carrying on the good work started by our founders over 30 years ago. These new board...

Keeneland, TCA launch joint initiative to assist thoroughbred industry backstretch, farm workers

Keeneland and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) today announced an initiative to provide September Yearling and November Breeding Stock Sales buyers the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to TCA to assist our industry’s backstretch and farm workers, many of whom have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The voluntary donation will be included in the buyers invoice and equate to...

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...

Thoroughbred Charities of America awards more than $1 million to 70 equine-related organizations

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has announced that grants totaling nearly $1,070,000 will be awarded this year. A record 92 grant applications were received earlier this year during the organization’s annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 70 organizations were approved for a grant including 45 aftercare organizations, 16 backstretch and farm worker programs, five equine-assisted therapy organizations,...

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 Stallion Season Auction underway; largest fundraiser for organization

The 30th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction presented by LNJ Foxwoods is currently underway. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization. Bidding on nearly 200 stallion seasons from 15 states began Wednesday on Starquine.com and will continue through Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. EST. Seasons available in the online auction include Gun Runner (with a 2021 breed...

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...

Charitable Impact Group to host Derby handicapping event benefiting thoroughbred charities April 26

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), and New Vocations have been named the co-beneficiaries of the Charitable Impact Group’s fifth annual Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner. The event will be held at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington on April 29 at 6 p.m. NBC racing analyst Donna Brothers will host a panel of handicappers including Daily...

Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Stallion Season Auction is underway; bidding ends Friday

The 29th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction & Celebration, presented by LNJ Foxwoods is currently underway. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization. Bidding on the majority of the more than 200 stallion seasons will end on Friday, January 4 at 3 p.m. EST.  Bidding on five select seasons and all non-season items will conclude at the auction...

Planning underway for Thoroughbred Charities of America for 29th annual Stallion Season Auction

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced that planning and preparations for the 29th annual Stallion Season Auction and Celebration are underway. The auction, held Wednesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 6, 2019, is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. “Our annual auction is our most important event on the calendar as it raises the majority of the funds that we distribute...

Thoroughbred Charities of America announces winner of its Sixth Annual TCA Youth Essay Contest

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced Kaelyn Penick, 18, of Appomattox, Va. as the winner of the Sixth Annual TCA Youth Essay Contest. The contest was open to recipients of services, volunteers, supporters or anyone, 18 years of age or younger, that has been impacted by an organization that received a grant from TCA in 2018. To participate, contestants submitted an essay containing a minimum...

Thoroughbred Charities of America announces the appointment of three new board members

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Davant Latham, Sheila Rosenblum, and Lesley Campion to its Board of Directors. “I’m excited to welcome our new board members,” said Mike McMahon president of TCA. “They are high energy and results-driven people. TCA and our grant recipients will benefit from their involvement.” Davant Latham, Sheila Rosenblum, and...

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...

TCA’s 28th annual Stallion Season Auction ends Friday; Celebration set for January 7

The 28th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction & Celebration, presented by LNJ Foxwoods is currently underway. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization. Bidding on the majority of the more than 200 stallion seasons will end on Friday, January 5 at 3 p.m. Bidding on six select seasons and all non-season items will conclude at the auction Celebration...

LNJ Foxwoods named title sponsor of Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction Jan. 3-7

Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that LNJ Foxwoods has signed on as the title sponsor of the upcoming 28th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Wednesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 7, 2018. “We are incredibly grateful for LNJ Foxwoods’ generosity,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “As the top sponsor of our largest annual fundraiser for the third consecutive...

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...