Mike Rogers Pledges $500 One-Day TAA Match 

December 9, 2022

To Holiday Giving Campaign December 10th 

Alex Kokka/TAA News Release 

LEXINGTON, Ky.— As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)’s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Mike Rogers has pledged to match all donations up to $500 made to the TAA on Dec. 10, 2022. Rogers, well known for his in-depth knowledge of Thoroughbred racing both on the front and behind the scenes, continues to dedicate his personal and professional time to aftercare. 

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is doing great work and I’m happy to do my small part in helping their mission,” said 1/ST RACING Executive Vice President and Maryland Jockey Club Acting President and General Manager, Mike Rogers. “Our industry would be nothing without these horses, who all should have the opportunity to live long, happy lives after racing. Thank you, TAA, for providing an industry-united aftercare mechanism devoted to our retired equine athletes.” 

“This holiday season, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is excited to shine a light for our 81 accredited groups,” said TAA President, Jeffrey Bloom. “Mike is always ready to lend a hand in support of the TAA and we are thrilled to have him as this Saturday’s match donor.” 

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 Mike Rogers 

Mike Rogers is Executive Vice President of 1/ST RACING and Acting President of the Maryland Jockey Club, both subsidiaries of 1/ST, one of North America’s leading horse racetrack operators and suppliers of pari-mutuel technology. A lifelong member of the racing industry, Mike has held various positions including groom, valet, and jockey’s agent before becoming a licensed owner and breeder of Thoroughbreds. Mike later joined Adena Springs as Business Manager and was actively involved for 18 years in the Thoroughbred operations of owner and breeder, Frank Stronach. Mike also commits his time to serving on numerous industry boards and committees. 

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