LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that LNJ Foxwoods has established a fund to benefit the horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky. The “Horses First Fund” will be administered by TCA and will provide for any immediate needs of the horses as well as provide emergency aid for horses in need in the future.
“As soon as we heard about the situation in Mercer County we knew we wanted to help,” said Jaime Roth, owner of LNJ Foxwoods. “TCA is in contact with the volunteers on the farm and they continue to relay their on-farm needs to us. We hope others contribute to this fund that will assist horses in need now and in the future.”
“The Roths’ commitment to Thoroughbred welfare is second to none,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “We are so grateful to them for the establishment of the Horses First Fund and their unwavering commitment to Thoroughbreds.”
Contributions to the Horses First Fund are appreciated and can be made via the online donation form on tca.org.
LNJ Foxwoods, the New York-based racing stable of Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth, has campaigned and found success with several runners including Nickname, Constellation, Golden Valentine (FR) and Dreamologist. The trio is passionate about working to provide Thoroughbreds with a proper retirement and is deeply committed to caring for their runners once their racing days have concluded. They feel strongly that it is every owner’s responsibility to do the same.
TCA’s mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred-related nonprofits including rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming and retirement organizations; backstretch and farm employee programs; equine-assisted therapy programs; and research organizations. Since its inception in 1990, TCA has granted over $21 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application. From 2000-2015, more than 95% of TCA’s expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).