Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will honor Bourbon Lane Stable with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 26th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction, taking place Jan. 9, 2016, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Bourbon Lane Stable and the Thoroughbred Incentive Program have made tremendous contributions to Thoroughbred aftercare,” said Dan Rosenberg, TCA president. “Bourbon Lane is a shining example of responsible ownership and TIP has successfully worked to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds by incentivizing and rewarding owners. Both of their efforts speak to the mission of Thoroughbred Charities of America and for that we are very appreciative.”
The Allaire duPont Leadership Award, named for one of TCA’s founders, is presented annually to an organization or individual whose philanthropic endeavors are consistent with TCA’s mission. Past award winners include Graham and Anita Motion, Frank Stronach, Fasig-Tipton, Darley, Todd Pletcher, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, Bill Casner, and John and Debby Oxley.
Founded in 2010 and managed by McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, Bourbon Lane Stable is a public partnership that has campaigned many successful runners including Bourbon Courage, Bent on Bourbon, Bourbonize, and Hashtag Bourbon. Bourbon Lane Stable works diligently to find suitable second careers for their retirees as sport or pleasure horses.
Former racers that aren’t suitable for second careers are retired to a dedicated paddock at Old Friends Farm in