LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be promoted at Ellis Park’s Charity Day on Saturday, August 20th, 2022. As Ellis Park winds down their 100th season of racing, the TAA will be recognized alongside three other charities.
The Henderson, Kentucky-based track invites patrons to learn about the TAA during a day of racing that includes a race named for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The TAA booth will offer information on accredited aftercare and all 82 TAA-accredited charities. Additional items will be offered at the TAA booth in exchange for a donation.
Three-year-olds and upward will go six furlongs for $61,000 in Saturday’s Race 7, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. A presentation of a TAA blanket and swag bag will be made to the winning connections following the running of the race.
Ellis Park will continue to sell its 100-Year t-shirts for $18 on Charity Day with 10% of profits donated to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, courtesy of Jim “Mattress Mack” McInvale, CEO of Gallery Furniture and owner of RunHappy.
“The TAA is excited to return to Ellis Park for Charity Day,” said TAA Operations Consultant, Stacie Clark. “We always welcome the opportunity to speak with fans and industry participants about the impact of the TAA and our 82-accredited charities.”
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, rehome, and retire 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 $24.5 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 82 aftercare organizations and approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about the TAA, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.
Ellis Park Press Release
Photo by Suzie Picou-Oldham