(Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland in 2020 / Coady Photography)
(Lead ponies at Keeneland / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is the Official Aftercare Partner of the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is also an Official Charity of the Breeders’ Cup, along with aftercare partner California Retirement Management Account (CARMA).
During the World Championships, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will present its Grade 2 namesake race, formerly the Marathon Stakes. In addition, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has partnered with TVG to be a part of the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1), the feature race on Future Stars Friday Nov. 5.
“We are delighted that the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has joined with us again as our official aftercare partner of the World Championships, and by continuing their sponsorship of the Grade 2 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Stakes” said Dora Delgado, Breeders’ Cup Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Officer. “As a foundation supporter, Breeders’ Cup salutes the exemplary work of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in approving aftercare organizations in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds following their racing careers.”
“It’s a privilege to have the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance partnered with the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile again,” said Andrew Moore, Vice President Racing TVG/FanDuel Group. “The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance does tremendous work and racehorse aftercare is a very important cause to the TVG team and all our viewers.”
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will have a presence on-site at Del Mar alongside CARMA. CARMA works with all 11 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited organizations in the state of California to safely transition horses from California racetracks into the next phase of their lives.
“Hosting the Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar provides the perfect opportunity to highlight the strength of California Thoroughbred aftercare nonprofits,” said Lucinda Lovitt, Executive Director of CARMA. “CARMA is excited to partner with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at yet another Breeders’ Cup World Championships.”
As a seed money donor, the Breeders’ Cup has been a supporter of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance since inception.
“We are once again thrilled to be the Official Aftercare Partner of the Breeders’ Cup, who was a founding member,” said Vice President Jeff Bloom. “The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is our industry’s premier showcase and an enormous opportunity for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to highlight the importance of Thoroughbred aftercare and the financial support we provide to the more than 81 accredited organizations throughout the country.”