HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The Thoroughbred Aftercare Program at Gulfstream Park announced today it has allocated $100,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) to be distributed to accredited aftercare facilities, including Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care.
"The TAA has done an outstanding job in a very short time helping our industry provide long-term care for retired Thoroughbreds," said Gulfstream Park President Tim Ritvo. "The accreditation system for aftercare facilities assures all of us in the industry that funding will go directly to the horses. By working with the TAA we can be sure that our retired equine athletes have the chance at second careers, safe environments and loving homes."
Said TAA Executive Director James Hastie: "On behalf of TAA's accredited aftercare partners and the Thoroughbreds under their care, I am very pleased to accept this generous gift from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Program at Gulfstream Park. The Stronach Group was one of the first to recognize the need for an industry-wide approach to aftercare and we are grateful for their expanded support."
Gulfstream Park's eight-decade commitment to giving back to the Thoroughbred community through philanthropic partnerships, donations and outreach programs endures at the local and national levels. More than $250,000 has been raised the past two years through charitable events to support Thoroughbred aftercare organizations and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.