Inside Aftercare

The Seal of Approval

If you're looking to make a donation to a charity, one of the biggest factors is finding out how that organization spends its money. Look at organizations who are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and are grant recipients from Thoroughbred Charities of America. Both organizations, although slightly different in their mission--TCA grants money, while TAA grants funds and gives accreditation--have lengthy application processes that require disclosure of everything from equine inventories and employees to spending and adoption policies. ... Read More

Q&A: The Makeover Effect on the Market

As the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover is shaping up to be the largest in its relatively short history, Erin Shea of BloodHorse talked to RRP's president, Steuart Pittman, about the effect the event has had on the off-track Thoroughbred market throughout the last few years. ... Read More

Aftercare Buzz at the World’s Richest Race

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea The inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park created a whole lot of buzz with its unique set up, the rematch between California Chrome and Arrogate , the largest purse in the world, the Pegasus Win-Win Sweepstakes, and its own branding initiatives calling racegoers to "be part of history." However, it wasn't just the race or the sport... Read More

Building The Market for Ex-Racehorses

In the last few years Thoroughbred aftercare has evolved from a small handful of charities helping horses in need to a booming movement with its own large events, market for horses, and even off-track superstars. But those inside the aftercare industry say there is still a lot of work to be done. ... Read More

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