The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance raised over $100,000 during Preakness Stakes (gr. I) days and the Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) stakes.
Also benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, was the Latin American Racing Channel, who was the title sponsor of the May 21 Sir Barton Stakes.
According to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Operations Consultant Stacie Clark, once the final tally has been completed, the expectation is that they will have raised $125,000. The money will go towards accrediting Thoroughbred aftercare facilities.
On Black-Eyed Susan Friday of last year, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance raised around $60,000.
“It was huge,” said Clark Rogers regarding this year’s event. “We got tons of awareness. Pimlico opens its arms to us. They say, ‘What do you want to do? Let’s sit down and see how we can raise money for you.’ We show up and just work. They take care of everything else.”
The Maryland Jockey Club, which runs the Pimlico Race Course, aided in lining up sponsors for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance said Rogers. Pimlico weekend saw the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance taking part in fundraising activities and the Alibi Breakfast, and they were also bestowed the title of honrary postmaster for the Preakness
“It’s an honor,” said Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Board President Jimmy Bell. “We want to thank Pimlico as well. The hospitality here helps provide such a great atmosphere.”