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

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TCA’s Stallion Season Auction Underway

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 31st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction is open for bidding. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization. Bidding on over 200 stallion seasons from 14 states began today on and will continue through Friday, January 8 with a staggered ending times beginning at 4:30 […]

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TCA’s Stallion Season Auction Set for January

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that the 31st Annual Stallion Season Auction will begin on Wednesday, January 6 and conclude on Tuesday, January 12. It is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. The fundraiser opens with an online auction of stallion seasons beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January […]

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Woodbine Entertainment Giving Back to Backstretch Community During Holiday Season

TORONTO, ON – Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) announced today a trio of initiatives designed to support the 130 people living on the backstretch at Woodbine Racetrack during the winter months. First, Woodbine has partnered with the Horses First Fund, which will sponsor a nutritious, hot meal each week. The program will start on Wednesday, December 23 with a roast beef lunch […]

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Godolphin and TCA Launch Mobile App for Industry Workers

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Godolphin and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announced today the launch of a mobile application for backstretch and farm workers. The app, called Cómo, connects Thoroughbred industry employees to the vital services they need through a network of chaplains and Thoroughbred industry organizations. Designed by The Jockey Club Information Systems, sponsored […]

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TCA to Host Online Auction of Halters Worn by Breeders’ Cup Winners and Contenders

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host an online auction of halters worn by Breeders’ Cup winners and contenders. The All-Star Halter Auction is set to open on Friday, November 6 at 9 a.m. and will conclude on Monday, November 9 at 7 p.m. EST. The auction is sponsored by LNJ Foxwoods […]

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TCA Appoints Five New Directors

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Leah O’Meara, Andy Hils, Erik Johnson, Marshall Gramm, and Marette Farrell to its Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome these wonderful people to the TCA board,” said Mike McMahon president of TCA. “Our board is committed to carrying on the […]

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Keeneland and TCA Team on Sales Initiative to Assist Essential Workers

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Keeneland and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) today announced an initiative to provide September Yearling and November Breeding Stock Sales buyers the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to TCA to assist our industry’s backstretch and farm workers, many of whom have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The voluntary donation will be […]

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TCA Continues Role as Title Sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover Through 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has extended its support of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) as the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium through 2021. The RRP announced the postponement of the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover earlier this summer and will be hosting a “double Makeover” for both 2020 and […]

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TCA Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling nearly $1,070,000 will be awarded this year. A record 92 grant applications were received earlier this year during the organization’s annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 70 organizations were approved for a grant including 45 aftercare organizations, 16 backstretch and farm worker programs, five […]

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TCA’s Horses First Fund Supports Feed Assistance Program at Charles Town Racetrack

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund has provided funding for a need-based feed assistance program at Charles Town Racetrack. The program, developed in partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Aftercare Charles Town, Charles Town Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association (HBPA), and Charles Town Southern States, will aid trainers facing economic […]

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