West Point Pledges $5,000 One-Day Match Donation to TAA Holiday Giving Campaign December 12th
TAA Press Release
LEXINGTON, Ky.—As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)’s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, West Point Thoroughbreds has pledged to match all donations up to $5,000 made to the TAA on Dec. 12, 2022. West Point Thoroughbreds, well known for their Gold Standard in partnerships and success on the track, also emphasizes this gold standard in their aftercare initiatives and responsibilities. Two months after reaching the pinnacle of racehorse ownership—thanks to Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner, Flightline— West Point Thoroughbreds aims to bolster fundraising for the industry’s most expansive aftercare funding solution, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is an initiative that we all need to stand behind,” said West Point Thoroughbreds Chief Operating Officer, Erin Birkenhauer. “A large portion of racehorses are not destined for the breeding shed, but that doesn’t mean their wellbeing is no longer our responsibility. The due diligence performed by the TAA and their accredited organizations saves horse’s lives, it saved King Congie, and we at West Point are proud to support this vital undertaking.
“The TAA was put in place to ensure aftercare organizations operate with the gold standard and to fairly distribute the grants that we, as an industry, need to provide. One donation to the TAA supports the many, many horses in need. It’s as simple as that.”
“The importance of including aftercare in your business plans couldn’t be more important,” said TAA Operations Consultant, Stacie Clark Rogers. “West Point continues to show the value they place on their equine athletes, and we are so excited to include them in our Holiday Giving Campaign.”
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.