Thoroughbred Aftercare Groups Plan Breeders’ Cup Promos

Two aftercare organizations will be providing wristbands that show their support for retired Thoroughbreds.

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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is teaming with California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif., to promote awareness of Thoroughbred aftercare.

The two aftercare organizations will be providing wristbands for fans to wear to show their support for retired Thoroughbreds.

Breeders’ Cup attendees can pick up the aqua-colored wristbands at the TAA and CARMA booth located by the fountain near the south entrance to Santa Anita. They will be distributed free of charge with donations welcomed. TAA and CARMA representatives also will be present to answer questions and provide information on Thoroughbred aftercare and their organizations.

"With the best Thoroughbreds coming together to compete in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of caring for these great athletes after their racing careers are over," said Mike Ziegler, TAA executive director. "The wristbands are an easy and visible way for fans, horsemen, and other participants to show their support, and we hope that everyone attending will wear them with pride

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