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Charities of

TCA provides grants to approved nonprofit organizations that work to support Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them.


Brant Laue

Mr. Laue is the owner of Laue Ranch Racing Stable, a Kentucky-based racing and breeding operation. He entered racing through a partnership in 1996 and started his own stable in 2000. He has raced three homebred stakes winners, including Grade I winner Gun Salute and Grade II winner Glorious View, as well as two other […]

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Jason Loutsch

Jason Loutsch is owner and racing manager of Albaugh Family Stables. He is a 1998 Graduate of Iowa State University. He has been involved in breeding and racing since 2004. His first horse he bought was Miss Macy Sue, the dam of Liam’s Map and Not This Time and has been hooked ever since. The […]

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Ryan Mahan

Ryan Mahan grew up at the racetrack, helping his stepfather, a veterinarian, perform surgery on racehorses. He wanted to follow his stepfather’s career path, but Mr. Mahan was instead lured into the auction business. He started by selling everything from used furniture to livestock. He now conducts horse auctions for companies like Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing […]

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Dan Metzger

Dan Metzger is the president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.  He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky and started his career at Cawood Ledford Productions in Lexington and later worked at Breeders’ Cup Limited for over 10 years.  Dan represents TOBA on a number of committees, including the International Grading […]

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Leah O’Meara

LeLeah O’Mearaah grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana and moved to Kentucky to attend college at Midway University. While attending university she worked for Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for five years and then in veterinary pharmaceutical sales for another five years. After meeting and marrying her husband Aidan O’Meara they settled in at Hill ‘n’ […]

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Liam O’Rourke

Liam, originally from Toronto, Ontario was introduced to horse racing at an early age making trips to Woodbine with his grandfather. He developed a keen interest in racing and began working at the racetrack during his high school years. While attending Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec Liam travelled to Lexington to intern with Juddmonte Farms […]

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Morgan Richardson

Morgan Richardson, born in Dallas, TX and originally from Naperville, IL and Grand Rapids, MI, attended the University of Kentucky where she gained Bachelor’s degrees in Equine Management & Science and Hospitality Management & Tourism with a minor in Business and fell in love with the city of Lexington. While in college, Morgan worked with […]

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Cathy Shircliff

Cathy grew up in Louisville, Kentucky spending much of her childhood tagging along with her horse owner dad to races. She holds a bachelors of business administration from Georgetown University and a masters of public administration from the University of Louisville. Throughout a variety of entrepreneurial professional pursuits, Cathy remained dedicated to service through board […]

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Jesse Ullery

Born in Montana and raised in Phoenix, Jesse was introduced to the sport by his grandfather Burton Farley, a trainer in the Northwest and at Turf Paradise, and by his aunt, longtime racing official Coralee Farley. At 19, he became the Track Announcer at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2007 and was named Track […]

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Gretchen Jackson

Gretchen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pennsylvania and Neumann College. She began riding at age three and fox hunted mainly with Huntingdon Valley as a child, and then Pickering, Radnor and Andrews Bridge. She became involved with race horses as an adjunct to the hunters and managed the farm and […]

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