The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has received $39,000 from the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training, representing combined contributions from buyers and consignors and OBS. The sale was held March 12-13 in Ocala, Fla.
"We would like to thank OBS and all of the participants for their support of the TAA," said Mike Ziegler, executive director of TAA. "While the individual transactions are small—.05% of purchases or gross sales—they all add up to a meaningful amount which, combined with other industry contributions, will go a long way towards helping retired Thoroughbreds."
"OBS is pleased to facilitate the funding process for TAA. It is critical to have industry-wide support in order for this worthy cause to fulfill its mission." said Tom Ventura, president of OBS.
The TAA will have a representative on-site to provide information and answer questions from interested individuals at the OBS 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 18-19.