LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that it will host a fundraising event entitled “An Evening with Team California Chrome” on Wednesday, November 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House in Arcadia, Calif. The evening will feature a hosted conversation with Frank Taylor, Perry Martin, Art Sherman, and Victor Espinoza about the history-making career of California Chrome. All proceeds will benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America.
California Chrome, owned by Frank Taylor and family and Perry and Denise Martin is the North American all-time leading earner and the 2014 Horse of the Year. Taylor said, “I look forward to reflecting on the outstanding racing career of California Chrome while raising money for charity.”
Perry Martin added, “It will be a great opportunity to clear up all the myths and misconceptions.”
Limited tickets are available for $100 per person. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be offered.
“We greatly appreciate the connections of California Chrome for making this very special event possible,” said Erin Crady executive director. “California Chrome is an incredible horse and we can’t wait to hear some of the behind the scenes details about his career all while benefitting Thoroughbred Charities of America.”
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. TCA administers the Horses First Fund, a fund recently started by LNJ Foxwoods to assist a horse rescue operation in Mercer County, Kentucky as well as provide emergency aid for horses in need in the future. 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).