One. Helping Many.

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TCA provides grants to approved nonprofit organizations that work to support Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them.

About TCA

TCA’s mission is to fund and facilitate the support of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them. TCA provides grants to approved non-profit organizations and offers supporters a way to give to one organization while helping many.


TCA distributes grants to
approved organizations
that provide:

Thoroughbred rehabilitation, repurposing,
rehoming, and retirement programs

Thoroughbred incentive programs

Backstretch and farm employee programs
Equine-assisted therapy programs that
utilize Thoroughbreds

Equine research

TCA at a glance:

TCA is a grantmaking organization that offers
a way to give to one organization while helping many

For more than three decades, TCA has provided
over $26 million grants to more than 200
Thoroughbred-related organizations

TCA’s Board of Directors consists of some of
the most knowledgeable and respected
people in the Thoroughbred industry

TCA rigorously vets all grant applicants to ensure their finances, business management and equine care practices meet our standard for funding.

TCA is a 501 (c) (3) organization.


TCA’s founders (left to right) The late Allaire duPont and Herb and Ellen Moelis

In 1990, a small group of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred owners, headed by Herb and Ellen Moelis and the late Allaire duPont, banded together to promote the well being of retired racehorses. A small dinner auction, featuring art and racing memorabilia, was held at the Moelis’ Candyland Farm in Middletown, Delaware. $15,000 was raised and donated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

The event grew annually and in 1997, when the funds raised at the Stallion Season Auction neared $1 million, Thoroughbred Charities of America was created to enable many other non-profits caring for ex-racehorses to receive grants as well.

In 2007, the Stallion Season Auction was moved from Middletown, Delaware to Lexington, Kentucky where it is hosted each January.

In 2008, TCA formally affiliated with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) 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.

As a direct result of the annual Stallion Season Auction, TCA has granted funds to over 200 Thoroughbred industry related non-profit organizations. The Stallion Season Auction is TCA’s largest fundraiser and is made possible by the generosity of stallion owners, sponsors and other donors.

TCA is a great way to sell stallion seasons and give back to our industry.

TCA’s grants provide much-needed support to our day-to-day efforts of rehabbing, retraining and rehoming retired racehorses.

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TCA is a charitable organization whose objective is to raise money for distribution to non-profit organizations that work to support Thoroughbreds and assist the people who care for them. Over the past 32 years, TCA has distributed over $26 million to more than 200 Thoroughbred industry organizations.