Winner's Circle Celebration
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ITOBA’S 2014 BREEDING SEASON
STALLION SEASONS AUCTION DONATION
January 15, 2014 is deadline for stallion donations
2014 Stallion Stakes as of November
**2015 ITOBA 3YO Stallion Season Auction Stakes Race
**2016 ITOBA 3YO Stallion Season Auction Stakes Race
24th ANNUAL THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA
STALLION SEASON AUCTION TO BE HELD JANUARY 2-4
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 24th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction will be held Thursday, January 2 - Saturday, January 4, 2014. The three-day fundraiser consists of a telephone and online auction and culminates with a live Select Stallion Season Auction at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky.
“Planning is in full swing for our annual Stallion Season Auction,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “The auction is our largest annual fundraiser and is vital to TCA as it enables us to grant funds to Thoroughbred-related non-profit organizations across the nation.” In 2013 TCA granted over $500,000 to more than 70 Thoroughbred industry related charities working within aftercare, backstretch community services, education and therapeutic riding.
The majority of TCA’s seasons will be offered during the telephone and online auction. Online bidding will open at 9 a.m. EST on January 2 and continue through 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 4. Telephone bids will be accepted January 2-3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and January 4, 9 a.m.–10 a.m. EST. Interested bidders may register to bid by visiting www.tca.org.
Approximately 10-15 seasons will be sold in the live Select Season Auction on Saturday, January 4. Bidders or their authorized agents may bid on the select seasons by attending the live auction in-person or they may bid on the select seasons during the telephone phase with the highest bidders earning the right to bid by phone during the live auction. In addition to the seasons, the live auction will feature non-season lots such as a Triple Crown ticket package, John Deere mower, tickets for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup and a NASCAR race at the Kentucky Speedway and much more. A silent auction will also be offered.
TCA Stallion Season Auction sponsors include Brushwood Stable, Adena Springs, Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, PBI Bank, Lael Stable, CandyLand Farm, John Deere, Starquine.com, Provations Group, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, L.V. Harkness & Company and Blood-Horse Publications.
For further information regarding the 24th annual TCA Stallion Season Auction including season donations, sponsorships and advertising please visit www.tca.org or call (859) 276-4989.
TCA was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds for charities in the Thoroughbred industry which provide a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue, research and by helping the people who work with them. Over the last 23 years TCA has distributed nearly $20 million in grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related organizations. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).
POWER BROKER GIVES BOB BAFFERT RECORD WIN IN $500,000-ADDED INDIANA DERBY (G2); PURE FUN TAKES THE $200,000-ADDED INDIANA OAKS (G2) AT INDIANA DOWNS ON SATURDAY
SHELBYVILLE, IN (October 5, 2013) – Power Broker powered through the lane to give Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a record third win in the $500,000-added Indiana Derby (G2) on Saturday at Indiana Downs, and Pure Fun spoiled the party for prohibitive favorite Fiftyshadesofhay in the $200,000-added Indiana Oaks .
“He’s a nice horse, we’ve always known it. It just took Bob time to find the right spot for him. He does run good fresh and he certainly showed up today,” said Jimmy Barnes, the top assistant to Baffert, who also won the Derby in 2009 with Misremembered and in 2010 with Lookin at Lucky in 2010.
Gary and Mary West’s Power Broker, the 8-5 favorite in the field of 12 3-year-old colts, rated behind the early pace dictated by Ruler of Love and Bradester as they set fractions of :24.03, 47.06, 1:10.42 and 1:35.48. When they hit the top of the lane, Power Broker had moved up to second but had to be steadied when a tiring Bradester drifted out into his path in the stretch.
Under Martin Garcia, he then rallied down the middle of the track and kicked clear on a sloppy surface to cross under the wire in 1:41.95 for the 1 1/6 miles to finish 1 ¾ lengths in front of Bradester. Holy Lute also closed willingly to be third, another ½ length back.
“Once he (Garcia) got him out there and got him going, he just kept on going. He was starting to draw off. We’re very proud of him,” said Barnes.
Bradester’s connections were also proud of his effort. Lightly raced with only four starts and making his first try in stakes company, he relished the off going under Brian Hernandez, Jr.
“I think he ran a huge race and we think he has a promising future.” said Dorie Smith, assistant to Eddie Kenneally:
Micromanage, Uncaptured, Fordubai, Mr. Palmer, Ruler of Love, Edge of Reality, Bad Hombre, Miraculousmo, and Skilltopaythebills completed the order of finish.
Power Broker, who was bred in Kentucky by Jamm Ltd and was a Grade 1 winner as a juvenile, won his second graded stakes race and improved his record to 4-1-1 in 10 starts. With the $286,812 winner’s share of the purse, he upped his bankroll to $864,812.
While Power Broker rewarded the backers in the Derby Day crowd of 5,855 who made him the favorite, 2-5 favorite Fiftyshadesofhay, who is also trained by Baffert and was ridden by Garcia, could fare no better than third in the field of seven 3-year-old fillies.
Pure Fun, ridden by Victor Lebron and trained by Ken McPeek for Magdalena Racing, got a perfect trip in the slop as she rated behind fast fractions of :23.61, 1:10.78 and 1:36.98 which the favorite got caught up in. From her stalking position, she was able to put away Fiftyshadesofhay in the stretch while Oscar Party got up for second, 1 ¾ lengths behind. Fiftyshadesofhay finished third, another ¾ lengths behind.
The Oaks was the first victory for Pure Fun since the Kentucky Oaks (G1) on May 3, when she suffered an ankle injury.
“Coming off the pace, that’s her style,” said Lebron, her regular rider. “Our game plan was to take her back and make that big run she always makes. I know how much kick she can give me. I used it to my advantage when the others were running out of horse.”
The rest of the order of finish was Plenty O’Toole, Seaneen Girl, Wild About Irene, and Run Forestry Run.
Bred by Royal Oak Farm LLC in Kentucky, Pure Fun is by Pure Prize out of the Key to the Mint mare Chelsea Green. The win was her second in graded stakes company and fourth overall in 12 starts and her earnings are now $482,652.
The 19th edition of the Derby and the 18th running of the Oaks were held at Indiana Downs on the one-mile oval for the first time as all previous runnings were at Hoosier Park on the seven-eighths mile surface. An enthusiastic crowd of 5,855 was on hand Saturday.
“We are excited to have the Indiana Derby here for the first time and to have all of these big name horses and their connections in attendance,” said Jonathan Schuster, vice president and general manager of racing for Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. “A day like today really puts on display the idea behind one breed, one track and everything Centaur Gaming, in partnership with the breed organizations, has done to continue to take horse racing in this state to the next level."
TOP 3-YEARS-OLDS FROM NORTH AMERICA NOMINATED TO $500,000 INDIANA DERBY AND $200,000 INDIANA OAKS AT INDIANA DOWNS
SHELBYVILLE, IN.—Uncaptured, the reigning Canadian Horse of the Year and 2012 champion two-year-old, leads the list of 40 nominations to the prestigious $500,000-added Indiana Derby(G2), and a pair of multiple graded stakes winners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert are among the 30 fillies nominated to the $200,000-added Indiana Oaks (G2).
The 19th running of the Indiana Derby for 3-year-olds and the 18th edition of the Indiana Oaks restricted to sophomore fillies will each be contested at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday, October 5 over the one-mile main track at Indiana Downs. The card, which will be supported by seven other stakes races, offers over $1.4 million in purses and is Indiana’s richest day of Thoroughbred racing.
Uncaptured won the second leg of Canada’s Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes, this summer and rallied for third after a troubled trip in the Smarty Jones (G3) Stakes at Parx Racing in his last start. The colt is trained by Indianapolis-born Mark Casse, who has been named Canada’s top trainer four times and holds the current title.
Among the other nominees to the Indiana Derby are five colts from the barn of Baffert, who won back-to-back runnings of the race in 2010 with Lookin at Lucky and in 2009 with Misremembered, four trained by Todd Pletcher, currently at the top of the North American trainer’s standings, and one colt from the powerful stable of Steve Asmussen, who took the 2011 edition with Wilburn and the 2007 running with Zanjero.
Baffert nominated three fillies, including 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) runner-up Executiveprivilege and Fiftyshadesofhay, who ran second in the Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratogoa last out, to the 18th running of the Indiana Oaks. Baffert scored an Indiana Derby-Oaks double in 2010, winning the test for sophomore fillies with Always a Princess.
The fields, which are limited to a maximum of 12 horses for both the Indiana Derby and the Indiana Oaks, will take shape on Tuesday, October, 1, when post positions are drawn and riders are named.
The supporting card of added-money stakes on Indiana Derby Day offers competitive opportunities for horses in different divisions. The $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial at 1 mile 70 yards for horses 3 and older has defending Indiana Derby champion Neck ‘n Neck among its nominations.
The $100,000 Mari Hulman George for fillies and mares 3 and up at 1 1/16 miles, the $65,000 Ta Wee for 3-year-old fillies traveling one mile on the turf, the Hoosier Breeders’ Sophomore Stakes and the Hoosier Breeders’ Sophomore Filly Division, both carrying a purse of $85,000 and run at 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old males and fillies, respectively, the $85,000 Gus Grissom for males 3 and older at 1 1/16 miles, and the $85,000 Richmond for fillies and mares 3 and older at 1 1/16 miles are the other stakes.
There will be a guaranteed $50,000 all-stakes Pick 4 on races 8 through 11. Post time is 1:55 PM and the approximate post for the Indians Derby is 6:45 PM and at 6:05 for the Indiana Oaks.
The complete list of nominations for the Indiana Derby and the Indiana Oaks is as follows:
Indiana Derby Indiana Oaks Indiana Oaks Bad Hombre Fiftyshadesofhay Betweenhereandcool Fully Living Edge of Reality Marathon Lady For Greater Glory My Option Midnight Taboo Wedding Toast
Ruler of Love
Lucky Number 7
SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 – Wednesday night’s action at Indiana Downs kicked off with a rather fitting succession of winners. To casino goers’ delight, three races in a row saw the 7 horse enter the winner’s circle. The coveted slot machine symbol not only pays big at Indiana Grand, but it also returned over $20.00 for a handicapper’s dollar at the track. Sneaky Fast, Common Law, and Archer Annie all took advantage of the seven-hole streak and cashed in as well.
Sneaky Fast and Albin Jimenez set the trend in Race 1, an Indiana bred maiden claimer. The three-year-old filly pressed the pace and took the lead at the top of the lane to finish out front by five lengths. Trainer Genaro Garcia compiled his fifteenth win of the season and owner Bruce Murphy saw his filly earn another $9,000.
Common Law continued the streak into Race 2, another maiden claimer against open company. The four-year-old gelding was bumped hard out of the gate and fell from the pace, but he managed to rally for a twelve length sweep and the win. Jockey Williams Naupac and owner-trainer J. Kevin Aubrey achieved their first win of the meet.
Lonnie Meche and Archer Annie capped it off with $38,000 allowance victory. The four-year-old filly closed late for a five wide drive through the wire. The Reese Ranch product was able to tack on her second career win and eclipse surpass the $60,000 mark in earnings. Lonnie Meche took his eleventh win of the meet and trainer Cindy Huber amassed her twelfth.
Pavla Takes Friday Night Feature at Indiana Downs
SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; August 23, 2013 – Friday night’s feature race at Indiana Downs came in race 5; a $40,000 allowance optional claimer on the turf for fillies and mares. The favorite Pavla made a five wide move for the win and a one mile route in 1:37.30.
Pavla broke the wire for her second win in a row at Indiana Downs while pushing jockey Rodney Prescott nearer to 60 wins this meet. The four-year-old filly is a John Chandler product and is trained by Alex Clarkson. With another win tonight Pavla threatens to eclipse $100,000 in lifetime earnings in the near future. Pavla is by Badge if Silver and out of Rietondale.
Little Nip turned in a momentous late run for the lead after being checked earlier on. The four-year-old filly closed hard to the pace for a near miss and a second place finish. With Marlon St. Julien in the irons the veteran filly surpassed $100,000 in lifetime earnings and brought trainer Paul Darjean his first in the money finish at Indiana Downs. Little Nip is a Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey product by Kitten’s Joy and out of Broadbush Beauty.
Afleet Lexi set and held the pace until the final sixteenth where she gave way to Pavla and Little Nip. The five-year-old mare and Dylan Davis were able to turn in a respectable third place finish despite weakening late. Afleet Lexi was claimed in tonight’s action but was previously owned by TK Stables and trained by well-known trainer Kellyn Gorder. Afleet Lexi is by Afleet Alex and out of Tarkheena.
Late Closers Take Allowance at Indiana Downs
SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; August 6, 2013 – Monday night’s card at Indiana Downs was headlined by an allowance on the turf in race 4. The race saw a field of Indiana bred fillies and mares over three-years-old round the one mile turf course for a $38,000 purse. Early speed was of little importance as the top three finishers came from positions as far back as sixth, eighth, and tenth respectively. To Live Fore finished in the lead with a five wide bid at the quarter pole and led in her fellow late closers.
Coming off of a fourteen length loss at Indiana Downs last month on the dirt, To Live Fore was not expected to hit the board. However, the Thomas Proctor trainee was able to grab another gear on the turf and quickly make up ground from mid-pack for the win. Dylan Davis was in the irons as the three-year-old filly from Swifty Farms made a bold move down the homestretch and doubled her lifetime earnings to over $50,000. Backers of the late closing filly were not disappointed as a $39,316 pool returned $16.60 for her win. To Live Fore is by Pass Rush and out of To Dy Fore, a Dynaformer dam.
Following To Live Fore’s example, Oh Juliet was able to gain on the pace from two wide through the route before leading jockey Malcolm Franklin asked her to break. From five wide at the top of the lane the three-year-old filly was able to close in on the lead pace for a near miss and second place by a head. The Thomas Amoss trainee from Dell Ridge Farms seemed to have a lot left in the tank as she gained ground on To Live Fore. Oh Juliet is of Irish bloodlines, sired by Shakespeare, and out of Sister Crimson.
Wave Land Mabee topped off the trifecta paying $731.40 with the most ground gained of the three. The four-year-old Jerry Greenwell filly got away tenth and was unhurried through most of the course before splitting two horses in the lane and a respectable third place finish. Ramon Vazquez amassed his sixty-sixth start at Indiana Downs and rode in Jerry Greenwell’s tenth entry at the track. Wave Land Mabee is a Mr.Mabee filly out of Silver Eloquence.
Lone Indiana Bred Takes Allowance at Indiana Downs
With Perry Ouzts in the irons the Larry Holt trainee was able to make quick work of the Indiana Downs turf and chalked up another win for owner-breeder Gerald Holt. Sired by Minigun and out of Aprice, Apricey Gun held a quick early pace to outclass his out of state rivals. A forty percent state bred supplement sweetened the deal and raised Apricey Gun’s lifetime earnings near the $100,000 mark. Coming off a poor performance his last time out the gelding left some money on the board as well with a win-return of $29.20 and a theoretical superfecta payout of nearly $4,000.
Apricey Gun held the lead throughout the race but the excitement came from way in the back as early favorite Paroled rallied from a stagnate tenth place to finish second by one half length. Paroled is a Nelson McMakin gelding out of Kentucky and is trained by Philip Sims. Paroled’s impressive late closing speed boosted Sims’ in the money percentage to fifty percent. Rodney Prescott was aboard as the Flatter (A.P. Indy) gelding cleared the entire field.
Rounding out the top three was English Pound by English Channel out of Andover the Money. Dylan Davis was able to guide the three-year-old colt to a tight in the money finish. The Kentucky bred colt is owned by Calumet Farm and is trained by Jeffrey Thornbury. In only nine starts at Indiana Downs, Thornbury now boasts an in the money percentage of sixty-seven percent.
PEINE, GREELY TAKE NEW REINS IN INDIANA RACING
Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs to Continue Seasons with Experienced Directors
ANDERSON and SHELBYVILLE, Ind., July 23, 2013 – Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming announced Tuesday the appointments of both Scott Peine and Kevin Greely each to the position of director of racing and racing secretary for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Downs respectively. Peine will report to Rick Moore, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s vice president and general manager of racing, while Kevin Greely will continue to report to Jon Schuster, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino’s vice president and general manager of racing.
Leaving his current role as the racing secretary for Indiana Downs, Peine will assume Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s combined director of racing and racing secretary role immediately. Peine began his career at Indiana Downs in 2006 as the Standardbred racing secretary and served in that capacity through the 2012 season. In 2012, Peine was appointed to the Indiana Downs Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing secretary position. Prior to Indiana Downs, Peine served as a racing official for Hawthorne Racecourse, Balmoral Park, Maywood Park, The Little Brown Jug, Prairie Meadows, Meadowlands Racetrack, and Scioto Downs.
Currently the director of racing for Indiana Downs, Greely will assume the Indiana Downs racing secretary responsibilities immediately. Prior to joining the all Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racetrack, Greely served as racing secretary for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino from 2010 through the 2012 season. Greely also served as the racing secretary for 11 years for the Emirates Racing Association/Dubai Racing Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in addition to serving in various official positions with Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds, Keeneland, Turfway Park, and Ellis Park.
Indiana Downs to Test New Racing Schedule - Shelbyville Track Seeks to Broaden Market Horizons
SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; July 22, 2013 – On Sept. 2, 2013 Indiana Downs will transition from a 6:00 p.m. first post to 1:55 p.m. EST. Racing will follow the existing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday schedule with the exception of an earlier first post. The new schedule will remain in effect until closing day Oct. 19. The schedule change will be implemented in an effort to gather market data and discover Indiana Downs’ optimal position in the national horse racing market.
Race date requests for the 2014 meet are due by Nov. 1 of this year and will establish Indiana Downs’ 2014 meet. Indiana Downs’ officials seek to utilize this short window of time to gather empirical data and compare scheduling options. With the advent of an all Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, a continuous 2013 schedule, and the increased interest in Indiana horse racing, Indiana Downs management seeks to establish its evolving racing product in the most advantageous market possible; for fans, horsemen, and athletes alike.
During the seven weeks of afternoon post times Indiana Downs’ performance will be evaluated on many different levels such as: competitiveness of Indiana Downs product, guest feedback, and cohesiveness. The ultimate goal is to cultivate a fair comparison between alternate schedules and market shares in order to deliver the best racing product possible in the coming years. Indiana Downs secured this opportunity as the least invasive time period for gathering information. While many factors have not yet been addressed, it is in Indiana Downs’ interest to promptly secure an optimum performance plan for many years to come.
“We are committed to offering our fans, both locally and nationally, the best and most competitive racing experience possible,” said Jon Schuster Indiana Downs’ vice president and general manager of racing. “In order to accomplish this now and in the future we need to explore various options concerning the times of day and days of the week we race. Currently all live racing in Indiana is conducted at night. The end of meet post time change is a relatively short and proactive approach to gathering important information. Ultimately, our goal is to place ourselves in the best possible position for our fans and the racing industry.”
New Graded Stakes Profiles Introduced on equibase.com
Equibase Company LLC has introduced Graded Stakes Profiles in the Stats Central section on equibase.com. These free profiles are available for every graded stakes in North America and include details of the race’s history back to 1976.
Each profile lists the winning connections of each running of the race as well as the specific conditions of that year’s edition including the name of the race, host track, grade, purse and distance. Links to charts and replays are available from 1991 and 2007, respectively. Interesting facts such as the fastest winning time and the biggest margin of victory in the modern history (from 1976 to present) of the race are also included.
“Fans now have easy access to the detailed history of the best races in North America in one central location within Stats Central,” said Rhonda Norby, Marketing and Communications Manager for Equibase Company. “It is a treasure trove of information because every winning horse, trainer, jockey and owner listed within those pages are active links to that individual’s profile page.”
Graded Stakes listed throughout equibase.com are now links to that race’s specific profile. The Graded Stakes Profiles are also searchable on the site and provide upcoming race information, including stakes nominations and handicap weights if available, once entries have been drawn for the race. The profiles are the latest addition to the Stats Central section of equibase.com, which includes expanded horse, jockey, trainer, owner and track profiles.
Equibase Company is a partnership between subsidiaries of The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database. Through its website, mobile platform and mobile applications, Equibase offers a comprehensive menu of wagering products, statistical information and video race replays in support of the North American Thoroughbred racing industry. Additional information is available at equibase.com.
Churchill Downs Presents More than $100,000 in Charitable Donations to Horses & Hope, Dare to Care
by John Asher | Churchill Downs Communications Release
Representatives of the breast cancer outreach organization Horses & Hope and Louisville’s Dare to Care food bank accepted charitable donations totaling more than $100,000 from Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) on Sunday, June 30 as the historic track wrapped-up its 38-day Spring Meet.
The funds presented to organizations were generated during Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Week activities. The donation checks to Horses & Hope and Dare to Care were presented in the track’s winner’s circle following Sunday’s fourth race.
A check for $30,000 was presented to Horses & Hope, an initiative led by Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear and a women’s health care partner with Churchill Downs in the celebration of Kentucky Oaks Day for the past five years. The Churchill Downs contribution, which was accepted by Connie Sorrell of the Kentucky Cancer Program and a member of the First Lady’s “Pink Team,” represents $1 from each on-track sale on Kentucky Oaks Day of the “Oaks Lily,” the signature drink of the Oaks.
With the 2013 donation, Churchill Downs has donated $150,000 to Horses & Hope during its five-year Kentucky Oaks partnership.
Dare to Care was the recipient of a the majority of an overall donation of $72,460 from the fourth annual “Taste of Derby Presented by Stella Artois” celebration in the North Wing Lobby of Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center on Thursday, May 2. The celebration of racing cuisine, celebrity and style attracted more than 1,500 patrons.
CEO Brian Riendeau accepted a check for $41,260 from Dana Johnson, Churchill Downs Incorporated’s (“CDI”) Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility. That is Dare to Care’s share of the overall “Taste of Derby” donation. The remaining $31,200 in charitable funds generated by the event was divided among its nearly 20 participating chefs, and those funds will be donated to hunger relief programs in their respective cities.
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2014 and its 2013 Spring Meet is scheduled continues through Sunday, June 30. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.ChurchillDowns.com.
Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards Over $500,000 in Grants
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today grants totaling $502,058 have been awarded to 72 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA’s mission.
TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred industry related nonprofits including rescue, rehabilitation and adoption organizations as well as education and backstretch programs, therapeutic riding programs and research organizations. Grant applications for the 2014 grant cycle will be available on www.tca.org in early January.
“Thanks to the continued support of our generous donors TCA is once again able to provide financial assistance to many worthy charities”, said TCA President Dan Rosenberg. “TCA believes strongly in being a good steward of the donations entrusted to us and as such we take very seriously our disbursement of grants.”
More than 200 Thoroughbred-related charities have received a grant from TCA since its inception in 1990. TCA grants funds to organizations that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application.
TCA formally affiliated with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) in 2008 and is now the charitable arm of the organization. TCA’s affiliation with TOBA has allowed TCA to further expand its national reach and provides the continuity needed to carry on its mission into the future. TCA’s mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting rescue, retirement and research and by helping the people who work with them.
From 2000-2011, more than 95% of TCA’s expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. TCA’s primary fundraiser is its annual Stallion Season Auction held each winter in Lexington, Ky. Donations to TCA are always accepted and can be made in the form of cash donations or as donations in lieu of flowers, birthday gifts or other occasions. To make a donation please visit www.tca.org.
2012 SALE RESULTS
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