Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today it has been named the beneficiary of a portion of the daily game handle of Race Track Warriors, a fantasy horse racing game. Race Track Warriors, by Equus Interactive, will donate 0.5% of the handle of every game, exclusive of the Jockey Draft game.
The donations from Race Track Warriors will be applied exclusively to TCA’s grants to approved charities that work to assist Thoroughbreds at the conclusion of their racing careers.
“We greatly appreciate Equus Interactive’s commitment to giving back to Thoroughbreds,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “We are honored to be selected as their charitable beneficiary and we look forward to further assisting many organizations working to retire or rehabilitate, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds.”
On behalf of the Equus Interactive leadership team Jordan Olin remarked, “Players now have a chance to give back to the game everyday; it’s no secret that everyone loves these amazing Thoroughbred athletes and wants to show their support. As part of our platform we wanted to give the players the opportunity to give back across the board; it is part of our mission. We are quite aware that not all of the Thoroughbreds have the same opportunity when their careers end and we want to show responsibility towards these great athletes. This is a wonderful opportunity for Race Track Warriors to give back and help the sport.”
Equus Interactive provides multifaceted services to players through the Race Track Warriors fantasy gaming experience and also through race tracks seeking to deliver and market online contests to their customer base, thereby leveraging the rich features of a fantasy gaming experience. Announced last week, Jockey Draft, the newest fantasy game to join the Warriors platform, also gives back to the industry through the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Jockeys’ Guild.
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 24 years TCA has distributed over $20 million in grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related organizations. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).