LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that Victor Espinoza will be joining Ahmed and Justin Zayat and Bob Baffert at its upcoming fundraising event entitled “An Evening with Team American Pharoah”. The event, to be held Tuesday, October 27 from 7-9 p.m. at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky., will be hosted by Horse Racing Radio Network’s Mike Penna.
“American Pharoah is a once in a lifetime type of horse and it will be fun to share our experiences with fans while benefiting TCA,” said Espinoza.
“We are thrilled that Victor will be joining the Zayats and Bob Baffert for this behind the scenes look at the history-making career of American Pharoah,” said Erin Crady, executive director. “It is sure to be a memorable evening.”
Limited tickets are still available for $75 per person at tca.org or by calling 859-276-4989. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Sponsors include Fasig-Tipton, Woodford Reserve and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. All proceeds will benefit TCA.
TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred-related nonprofits including retirement, rehabilitation and adoption organizations; backstretch and farm employee programs; therapeutic riding 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.
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 raises money for distribution to charitable organizations that work to uphold its mission. From 2000-2014, more than 95% of TCA’s expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. Donations to TCA are always accepted and can be made as direct donations or as donations in lieu of flowers, birthday gifts or other occasions. TCA’s largest annual fundraiser is a Stallion Season Auction held each January. For more information please visit www.tca.org. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).