The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has published a survey and is requesting that it be completed by all facilities in North America that provide aftercare, retraining, or re-homing services for Thoroughbreds.
The survey is available online at www.thoroughbredaftercare.org.
“The survey is a first step in assisting us in our planning efforts,” said Mike Ziegler, interim executive director of the TAA, which was formed earlier this year. “We want to develop a better understanding of the landscape to help us in fulfilling the TAA’s mission of financial contribution toward Thoroughbred aftercare efforts at accredited facilities.”
The TAA is designed to serve as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers and a fundraising body to support approved facilities.
Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland, the TAA is comprised of owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, jockeys, aftercare professionals, and other industry groups.