Thoroughbred Charities of America will host a fundraising event entitled “Bash at the Beach” on Friday, November 3 from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar, Calif. The evening will feature live music by Haute Chile, Cali-Baja style fare, signature cocktails, and a handicapping discussion with Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker and Peter Fornatale. A live auction of racing memorabilia and experiences will be offered.
The event will be held at the to-be-constructed oceanside venue, the Barn at the Beach, which will host a variety of Breeders’ Cup events throughout the week and is conveniently located minutes from the track.
Limited general admission tickets are still available for $100 and can be purchased at tca.org. VIP tickets are sold out.
Bash at the Beach is made possible by generous sponsors including Valenti International matchmaking, the music, hors d’oeuvres, signature drink, and VIP Lounge sponsor. Additional sponsors include Abbondanza Racing, Herringswell Stables, Chanceland Farm, Jackson Family Wines, Tito’s Vodka, Maker’s Mark, Breeders’ Cup, Daily Racing Form, BloodHorse, Thoroughbred Daily News, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
TCA’s mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred-related nonprofits including rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming and retirement organizations; backstretch and farm employee programs; equine-assisted therapy programs; and research organizations. Since its inception in 1990, TCA has granted over $22 million to more than 200 charities. From 2000-2016, more than 95% of TCA’s expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).