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TCA to Host Bash at the Breeders’ Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host Bash at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 4 at Grand Reserve in Lexington, Ky. The fundraiser will feature signature cocktails, Southern cuisine, live music, and a live auction of racing memorabilia and experiences. Grand Reserve is conveniently located close to the Distillery District of downtown Lexington. Tickets are available here.

“Bash at the Breeders’ Cup has become a significant fundraiser for TCA and we are thrilled to host this event in Lexington,” said Erin Halliwell executive director of TCA. “We’re looking forward to welcoming guests at this fun event all while raising money for our 2023 approved grant recipients that work to provide Thoroughbred aftercare and offer health and human services to backstretch and farm workers.”

Bash at the Breeders’ Cup is generously sponsored by Herringswell Stables, Blackstone Farm, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, and Maker’s Mark.

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds to charities in the Thoroughbred industry that 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. In 2021, TCA granted over $775,000 to 69 approved charities working within Thoroughbred retraining, rehoming and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, research and equine-assisted therapy. During the last three decades, TCA has granted over $26 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application. TCA administers the Horses First Fund, founded by LNJ Foxwoods in 2016, to assist Thoroughbreds in need of emergency aid. TCA manages Cómo, a mobile app founded by Godolphin, that connects racing industry employees to the vital services they need through a network of racetrack chaplains and Thoroughbred industry organizations. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).