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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.


Marshall Gramm

Marshall Gramm grew up in Washington, D.C. and, despite having no connection to horse racing, became interested in the sport from childhood because of the statistical and problem-solving aspects of betting. As an Economics Ph.D. and professor, his primary research focus is on gambling and betting markets. He has over a dozen academic publications related […]

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Andy Hils

Andy Hils is banking professional with 25 years of commercial lending experience primarily in the equine industry, agricultural industry, as well as commercial real estate and the manufacturing sectors. He started the equine lending division at a previous regional bank which underwrote and approved the initial capital infusion that helped start the NTRA. Andy has […]

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Erik Johnson

Erik is a Erik Johnson13 year National Hockey League veteran for the Colorado Avalanche. A native of Bloomington, MN, Erik won a silver medal for Team USA at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. In 2015, he was named to his first NHL All-Star game. In 2020, he became the 37th US born defenseman […]

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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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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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Anna Seitz

Anna grew up on her parents’ Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Ky. She worked with horses starting at a young age. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she traveled the world working for multiple farms and sales consignments before returning to the States to work for Eclipse Award winning trainer, Todd Pletcher for almost […]

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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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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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