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

Erin Halliwell

Flightline Leads TCA Stallion Season Auction Roster

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Stallion Season Auction presented by Mt. Brilliant will begin Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. and run through Friday, Jan. 6, with staggered closing times starting at 4:30 p.m. ET.  Nearly 200 seasons will be available for online bidding on  Select seasons to Constitution, Flightline, Good Magic, […]

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TCA to Honor Maggi Moss and Second Stride

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Maggi Moss with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and Second Stride with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 33rd Annual Stallion Season Auction and ‘Tis the Season Celebration presented by Mt. Brilliant on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at Grand Reserve in […]

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Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation to Sponsor TCA’s Stallion Season Auction

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 33rd Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 8, 2023. “We greatly appreciate the support of Mt. Brilliant,” said Erin Halliwell executive director of TCA. […]

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Launches the Second Annual Race to Give

Lexington, Ky.:  Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) enthusiastically announce the second year of the “Race to Give,” an online giving and awareness campaign running from October 7 – November 12 in support of Thoroughbred aftercare, with the website as its central hub. “2022 marked Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s 146th […]

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TCA to Host Bash at the Breeders’ Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host Bash at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 4 at the Grand Reserve in the Distillery District of downtown Lexington, Ky. The fundraising event will feature signature cocktails, Southern cuisine, live music, and a live auction of racing memorabilia and experiences. Tickets are available here. […]

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TCA Returns as Title Sponsor of Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announce today that TCA has returned as the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, the flagship program of the Retired Racehorse Project. TCA’s commitment to improving the lives and welfare of Thoroughbred racehorses both on and off the track has […]

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TCA Appoints Three New Directors

TCA announced today the appointment of Torie Gladwell, Jason Loutsch, and Cathy Shircliff to its Board of Directors. “We are thrilled that Torie, Jason, and Cathy have joined our board and I look forward to working with them,” said Mike McMahon president of TCA. “They each bring unique skill sets, new ideas, and most importantly, […]

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TCA Awards Annual Grants

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling nearly $783,000 were awarded this year. 83 grant applications were received during the organization’s annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 74 organizations were approved for a grant including 49 aftercare organizations, 17 backstretch and farm worker programs, four equine-assisted therapy organizations, three Thoroughbred incentive […]

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TCA Grantee Spotlight: Iowa HART

Iowa HART is a Thoroughbred adoption organization that helps to transition Thoroughbreds retiring from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino onto their second careers. A collaboration between the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, HART offers a peaceful, […]

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TCA Grantee Spotlight: Blue Grass Farms Charities

Thoroughbred Charities of America grantee, Blue Grass Farms Charities (BGFC) is making a difference for the horsemen of Central Kentucky. Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, food has been the number one requested need by horsemen. BGFC’s Food Distribution Manager Bob Baney makes weekly visits to area farms, racetracks and training facilities to distribute […]

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