Jack Damico (Courtesy of TAA)
TAA Press Release
LEXINGTON, Ky.— As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)’s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Jack Damico and East Cost Partners have pledged to match all donations up to $3,000 made to the TAA on Dec. 27, 2022. Jack Damico joined the TAA Board of Director’s in 2022, but has been a fierce supporter of Thoroughbred aftercare for decades. The forensic CPA & certified arbitrator has been involved with racing since 1986 as an owner and breeder. Damico also manages The Posse Racing Stable and East Coast Partners Racing Stable, which primarily race on the East Coast. Now, Damico asks those in the racing industry to make a donation to the TAA on Dec. 27 in support of the TAA’s Holiday Giving Campaign.
“The Damico family and our East Coast Partners Racing Stable have a passion for Thoroughbreds and a commitment to ensure that these magnificent athletes have a safe and caring home upon their retirement from racing,” said Damico. “We firmly believe that Thoroughbreds love what they do on the track and need a new job at the end of their racing careers. Whether they are retrained to be sport/event horses, track ponies, riding horses, or just pasture pals at a sanctuary, we do our very best to be sure that there is proper aftercare for our horses.
“When invited to join the TAA Board of Directors, I was honored to say yes, because the TAA is making a huge difference in aftercare,” Damico continued. “The effort of TAA is such a bright spot in our industry, to counter those organizations and people who wrongly try to drag our sport into the gutter. I hope that along with my friends at East Coast Partners Racing Stable we can continue to be a small but important part of TAA’s future.”
“The TAA is making great strides this holiday season to fundraise on behalf of our 81 accredited charities and we are so excited to have Jack Damico’s support and generous pledge today,” said TAA Funding and Events Manager. Emily Dresen. “We invite everyone to join us and double your impact with Jack’s match.”
TAA’s Holiday Giving Campaign commenced November 29th and is scheduled to conclude New Year’s Eve. 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.
Throughout the end of the year, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will continue to host special one-day only donation matches with some of horse racing’s biggest names. For more chances to double your donation, watch the TAA’s social media, website, and industry advertisements for the next Holiday Giving match day announcement.
To learn more and donate to the TAA’s Holiday Giving campaign, visit: ThoroughbredAftercare.org/HolidayCampaign.