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TCA Provides Emergency Grant to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has provided a grant for emergency relief to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, a Puerto Rico-based nonprofit organization. The grant will be used to provide hay to the hundreds of racing and retired Thoroughbreds living on the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix recently […]

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TCA Launches Fifth Annual Youth Essay Contest

TCA is now accepting submissions for its Fifth Annual Youth Essay Contest. The contest is open to recipients of services, volunteers, supporters or any one, 18 years of age or younger, that has been impacted by an organization that received a grant from TCA in 2017. To participate, contestants must submit an essay containing a […]

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Equo to Donate $1 Per Horse Shipped to TCA

LEXINGTON, KY. — Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that it has formed a charitable partnership with Equo, a mobile app that connects horse owners with drivers in the United States and Canada. Equo will donate $1 per horse shipped to TCA in support of its mission. “We are deeply appreciative and grateful that […]

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LNJ Foxwoods Raises More Than $85,000 for Horses First Fund

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – LNJ Foxwoods raised more than $85,000 for the Horses First Fund administered by Thoroughbred Charities of America at a cocktail party Sunday evening in Saratoga Springs. The event, held at Salt & Char in downtown Saratoga Springs, featured live auction items including halters worn by American Pharoah, War Front, Tapit, Curlin, […]

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TCA Named Title Sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announced today that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on October 5-8. The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover features 578 trainers from across North America who […]

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TCA Elects Five New Directors

LEXINGTON, KY. — Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Bing Bush, Robert Devlin, Claire Novak, Lonny Powell, and Anna Seitz to its Board of Directors. “We are thrilled that Bing, Bob, Claire, Lonny, and Anna have joined the TCA board. I look forward to working with each of them,” said Mike […]

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TCA Awards 2017 Grants

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling $462,139 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA’s mission. Additionally, nearly $24,000 was expended from the Horses First Fund within the organization’s last fiscal year to aid in the rescue of the 43 horses abandoned in […]

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New Vocations Named as TCA Award of Merit Recipient

LEXINGTON, Ky. – New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was recently selected as a Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Award of Merit recipient. Nominated by the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (OTBO), the award was presented by Dave Basler, executive director of the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, at the breeders association awards dinner […]

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TAKE2 Works to Bring Thoroughbreds Back to the Show Ring

Launched in 2012, the TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program sponsors Thoroughbred-only classes at horse shows across the country. The program was the brain child of Thoroughbred trainer and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) President Rick Violette, who worked with former New York Racing Association Director of Racing P.J. Campo to get it started. The […]

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TCA Names Raina Chingos Gunderson as Award of Merit Recipient

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America has named Raina Chingos Gunderson, Gulfstream Park’s horsemen’s liaison, as the 2017 TCA Award of Merit recipient in the State of Florida. Award of Merit recipients are nominated by the leadership of state Thoroughbred owners and breeders associations and are presented at each state association’s annual awards ceremonies. […]

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