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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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TCA Names Denny Emerson and Down the Stretch Ranch as Award of Merit Recipients

LEXINGTON, Ky. –Thoroughbred Charities of America has named equestrian Denny Emerson and Down the Stretch Ranch as its first TCA Award of Merit recipients of 2017. 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. “Originally started in […]

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Humanity for Horses Offers Sanctuary in Northern California

Founded in 2012 by Denali Jordan, Humanity for Horses (HFH) is a California-based equine sanctuary. With approximately 105 Thoroughbreds in their care today, the organization will ultimately be able to take in up to 400 Thoroughbreds. HFH obtains horses directly from owners and trainers who can no longer care for them, with occasional direct requests […]

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TCA Named Beneficiary of Thoroughbred Club of America’s Holiday Campaign

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America was recently named the charitable beneficiary of the Thoroughbred Club of America’s annual holiday giving campaign. More than $5,000 was raised and will be used for grant making to qualified and approved organizations that work on behalf of Thoroughbreds or the people who care for them. “We are […]

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Bidding Opens in the 27th Annual TCA Stallion Season Auction

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 27th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction began today at 9 a.m. and offers a wide variety of seasons, unique experiences, halters and other auction items. The six-day fundraiser opens with an online auction and culminates with a Celebration featuring select seasons on Saturday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. […]

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Galloping Out: A Team Effort

Galloping Out, an Illinois-based retraining and rehoming organization, created by the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association began when, according to Jan Ely, program coordinator, “the last remaining horse slaughter house was shut down in 2007.” Over the next three years, operational details were ironed out and in 2010 Galloping Out officially opened its doors to former […]

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Jill Byrne to Host TCA Stallion Season Auction and Celebration

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that Jill Byrne, director of programming and broadcasting at Churchill Downs will host the 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration to be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. Byrne, the daughter of two-time Eclipse […]

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TCA to Honor Barbara Banke and Backstretch Employee Service Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Barbara Banke with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 27th annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. […]

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