TAA Press Release
LEXINGTON, Ky.— To culminate the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)’s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Bob and Jill Baffert have pledged to match all donations up to $10,000 made to the TAA on Dec. 31, 2022. Not only does New Year’s Eve mark the end of the TAA’s holiday fundraiser, but the Baffert’s $10K match donation is the largest of the campaign. Every donation made to the TAA this Saturday will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Bob and Jill Baffert up to $10K, meaning you could help raise $20,000 towards the care of thousands of retired racehorses across North America.
Through their support of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), TAA-accredited Old Friends, among others, the Baffert’s continue to advocate for and designate funds to organizations working to improve the lives of off-track Thoroughbreds. In addition to their financial and advocacy support, Jill is also a member of the TAA Advisory Board.
The two-time Triple Crown winning trainer values responsible racehorse ownership. Several of Baffert’s top earning horses in 2022 are connected to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance supporting owners, including Commonwealth, Madaket Stables, and Starlight Racing, to name a few.
“Every racing season, these horses give us the thrill of a lifetime, bringing immeasurable joy. We all should remember that this holiday season when we stop to count our blessings and express gratitude,” said Jill Baffert. “There is no better way to do that than by contributing to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which assures that all horses are treated with respect and care and afforded a full life of dignity after leaving the racetrack. Please join Bob and me in giving whatever you can to TAA this season.”
“Thanks to the Baffert’s, the TAA Holiday Giving Campaign will end with a bang,” said TAA Funding and Events Manager, Emily Dresen. “We are so excited with the incredible level of participation within the horseracing community and with the Baffert’s generous pledge we can have our biggest day of fundraising yet.”
Those wishing to support the TAA, its 81 accredited organizations, and thousands of retired Thoroughbreds can donate through the TAA’s website or text DONATE to 56651. During the Holiday Giving Campaign, TAA is also offering donors the benefit of sending digital holiday cards to colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
To learn more and donate to the TAA’s Holiday Giving campaign, visit: ThoroughbredAftercare.org/HolidayCampaign.