TAA Match Double Donation Holiday Giving Campaign
December 19, 2022 (Lexington, KY): As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)’s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Kurtis Coady & Megan Devine have pledged to match all donations up to $500 made to the TAA on Dec. 20, 2022. Best known for their contributions to the national horse racing scene as track photographer and on-air analyst, the powerhouse racing media couple also own retired racehorses at their home, Cardinal Creek Farm. Now, the Coady Photography and VidHorse businessowners seek to double their investment to aftercare by supporting the TAA Holiday Giving Campaign.
“The Thoroughbred has given us everything, both personally and professionally,” said Devine & Coady. “We met at a racetrack and consider ourselves so lucky to have enjoyed careers in the racing industry. We believe it’s incredibly important to give back to the horses, and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance provides an excellent avenue to do so. On our own, we have rescued a few Thoroughbreds and provided both a forever home and a second career. But with your support, the TAA can help so many more horses find a soft landing after their time on the racetrack.”
“Besides being exceptional photographers both on the racetrack and the backside, Kurtis and Megan care deeply for Thoroughbred aftercare and even provide for a few off-track Thoroughbreds of their own,” said fellow racetrack photographer and TAA Inspections Administrator, Suzie Picou-Oldham. “The media is a vital component of the industry, and I am proud to highlight two very talented members of our racing media today as part of the TAA 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.
About the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance:
Based in Lexington, KY, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has granted more than $28.1 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about the TAA, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.