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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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TCA to Host Online Auction of Halters Worn by Triple Crown and Kentucky Derby Winners

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host an online auction of halters worn by Triple Crown and Kentucky Derby winners during the upcoming virtual “Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown”. The halter auction is set to open on Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. and will conclude on Saturday, May 2 at 9 […]

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An Update From Our President About Covid-19

*Updated 4/18* Dear Friends of TCA, As the global community comes together to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to reach out and let you know how TCA is assisting the Thoroughbred community. TCA’s grant recipients represent all facets of our industry. From organizations that provide health and human services for backstretch and farm workers […]

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TCA to Host Webinar: Fundraising in Challenging Times

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America will host a webinar entitled Fundraising in Challenging Times on Friday, April 3 at 2 p.m. EST to aid nonprofit organizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “When the pandemic hit we reached out to our grant recipients to ask how they were doing,” said Erin Crady executive director of […]

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TCA’s Horses First Fund Supports Backstretch and Aftercare Organizations Amid Pandemic

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund is providing funding to backstretch and aftercare organizations working to support the Thoroughbred community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 2016 by LNJ Foxwoods, the Horses First Fund assists Thoroughbreds and their caretakers in need of emergency aid due to large scale neglect, natural disaster, […]

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Lane’s End Adds Four Select Seasons to the ‘Tis the Seasons Celebration Set for Sunday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lane’s End Farm has added no guarantee seasons to Candy Ride, Quality Road, City of Light, and Union Rags to the roster of stallion seasons offered at the 30th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America ‘Tis the Seasons Celebration presented by LNJ Foxwoods on Sunday, January 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Distillery Square […]

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