Lexington, Ky.— Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) supporter Tampa Bay Downs will promote aftercare awareness on the undercard of the final day of the Oldsmar, Florida-based race meet. Taking place Sunday, May 2, Race 6 will benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Following the running of the race, a check presentation will be made to the TAA and a TAA blanket and swag bag will go to the winning connections.
In Tampa Bay Downs’ Race 6 presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, ten maiden 3-year-olds are set to go 5 furlongs on the turf at 3:08 PM.
“Tampa Bay Downs is pleased to extend its support of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and its ongoing efforts to find new homes and second careers for retired racehorses,” said Margo Flynn, the track’s Vice President of Marketing & Publicity.
“The TAA is thrilled to be represented during the finale of Tampa Bay Down’s race meet,” said TAA Marketing and Communications Manager Alexandra Kokka. “We’re so grateful to have the support of Tampa Bay Downs and only wish we could be there in person to thank them for their donation.”
Out of the TAA’s 81 accredited organizations, 14 facilities comprised of 10 organizations are located throughout Florida and work to assist Florida’s horsemen. Tampa Bay Downs is committed to financially supporting OTTBs and the TAA.
About Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa Bay Downs, which opened in 1926 as Tampa Downs, is the premier multi-entertainment destination on Florida’s west coast. Tampa Bay Downs offers world-class Thoroughbred racing, no-limits poker action and tournament play and a full-service golf facility and driving range. The racing season runs from late November through early May, plus a Summer Festival of Racing on June 30 and July 1.
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 $20.7 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations supporting approximately 170 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about the TAA, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Press Release
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