all in Aftercare

After the fourth race on the Pegasus World Cup card Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and approximately 25 of its accredited aftercare organizations accepted a check for $80,000 from Gulfstream Park.

Supporting Thoroughbred aftercare, The Real Rider Cup brings riders together from all facets of the Thoroughbred industry to raise funds for aftercare. America’s Best Racing writer Melissa Bauer-Herzog is currently training for the 2020 edition of the event and is documenting her training up to next September’s show.

If you would have asked me 15 years ago what my least favorite day of riding was, I would have said long trotting day.

Patch, the one-eyed son of Union Rags who caught the attention of fans worldwide on the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby, has been retired and will take up residence at Old Friends Equine, the facility’s founder Michael Blowen confirmed Jan. 10.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2020) – In addition to honoring excellence in 17 equine and human categories this year, the 49th annual Eclipse Awards on Jan. 23 will pay tribute to those Thoroughbreds who have moved on to a second athletic career.

This story is the third in a three-part series looking at the formation and growth of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance since its inception in 2012.

When applying for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation, it isn’t as easy as just filling out an application and receiving money. Each operation applying for accreditation must go through an inspection of every property it uses with many accredited organizations admitting the process isn’t a walk in the park but that it is needed.

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