Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Press Release
December 18, 2022 (Lexington, KY): As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)’s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Dr. Pug and Susie Hart have pledged to match all donations up to $1,000 made to the TAA on Dec. 19, 2022. Longtime supporters of Thoroughbred aftercare— the Ocala-based couple have been fierce advocates of the TAA since inception. Despite Hart’s required rotation off the TAA Board of Directors in 2023 after serving five consecutive years, she and Dr. Pug are determined to continue to uphold their responsibility as racing industry participants by supporting the TAA Holiday Giving Campaign.
“We want to double donations today as a way of paying it forward to the horses who enrich our lives and to whom we owe our livelihood,” said Hart. “We want to continue in our efforts to promote aftercare and pay homage to all 81 accredited groups who play such a big role. As the umbrella and oversight organization of aftercare, we hope you consider making the TAA your charitable choice this year.”
“Dr. Pug and Susie have been great advocates for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Susie will be sorely missed on our Board of Directors,” said TAA Funding & Events Manager, Emily Dresen. “People like Dr. Pug and Susie are what make our industry great, and to have them as supporters and mentors is a great asset to the TAA. Please join our friends in supporting the TAA Holiday Giving campaign today.”
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.