Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance To Be Present on Florida Derby Day

March 23, 2023

Organization is Also Co-beneficiary for Florida Derby Charity Golf Tournament

TAA Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.— The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be present once again this year at Gulfstream Park on Florida Derby Day. Held on April 1, 2023, the Curlin Florida Derby coined as “the biggest race day of the year in South Florida” is a Grade 1 Kentucky Derby prep-race. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has partnered with 1/ST RACING to have a variety of on-site activations during the day.

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be recognized with a named race on the Florida Derby Day undercard. Following the running of the race, a presentation will be made to the winning connections including a branded blanket and swag bag. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will also present the Best Turned Out Horse Awards sponsored by 1/ST RACING and Gulfstream Park for all races of the day. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for jockeys to pledge their jocks mount fee to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. 1/ST RACING will promote accredited aftercare awareness throughout the day.

Representatives from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be on-site on Florida Derby Day as a VIP concierge for one of the VIP experiences that were auctioned off earlier this year in the “Off to the Races” campaign to promote aftercare awareness. This exciting VIP experience was generously donated by 1/ST RACING.

“1/ST RACING and Gulfstream Park are proud to have supported the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance since 2014,” said Nicole Walker, Vice President, The Stronach Group and TAA Committee Member. “The mission of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is of the utmost importance to this industry, and we are happy to highlight aftercare awareness on such a big day of racing here at Gulfstream Park.”

It was also announced that the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance would be the co-beneficiary for the Florida Derby Charity Golf Tournament alongside the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The charity golf tournament, hosted by 1/ST RACING, will be held on Monday, March 27, at the Pembroke Lakes Golf & Country Club. Teams in the top three placings will receive gift bags from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Interested participants can contact Stacy Nicks at Gulfstream Park for more information by email or phone: / (954) 457-6284.

“We are thrilled to be back at Gulfstream Park this year with a variety of promotions during the Curlin Florida Derby to draw attention to accredited aftercare,” said Emily Dresen, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Director, Funding & Events. “It is especially exciting to have the added event of the Florida Derby Charity Golf Tournament, and we are honored that 1/ST RACING has appointed the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance as a co-beneficiary.”

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