TAA elects Bloom as President
The Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) elected Jeffrey Bloom as chairman for the 2022 term and elected new board members at its January 28 meeting.
Bloom, managing partner of Bloom Racing Stable, has been a TAA board member since 2019. A 40-year Purebred industry veteran, he is also a professional racer in addition to his role as a rider. racing manager, blood dealer, marketing and media relations consultant, and broadcaster. Following his equestrian career, he earned a BA in Financial Services from San Diego State University and his business resume includes a successful project in growing corporate business in software engineering industry. He has selected and managed the careers of numerous stake winners including 2019 Eclipse award champion and multiple G1 Midnight Bisou winners. He also serves on TOBA’s board of directors.
“As a 37-year veteran of the Thoroughbred industry, horse welfare has always been an important part of my business and Bloom Racing,” said Bloom. “Through serving on the board of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, I realized how important this organization should be to all of us who are fortunate enough to work in a sport. such dynamic. As the incoming president of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, I look forward to supporting the board, accredited organizations and industry at large with a plan to continue serving us all well. ”
Jimmy Bell, Godolphin’s president and racing director, served as TAA president in 2014 and 2021. Bell will continue to serve on TAA’s board and executive committee through 2022 as chairman. former citizenship immediately.
“Our board members have successfully stepped up to 2021,” says Bell. “Much of our success is due to our board members actively engaging participants. Others in the industry discuss aftercare solutions. All of our new members bring such dedication and Jeff has been very instrumental during his time on the board. With his leadership and energy, TAA will achieve many new goals.”
Bloom and Bell are joined on the executive committee of TAA Vice President Craig Bandoroff, owner of Denali Stud; TAA Treasurer Melissa Hicks, director of tax services at Dean Dorton; TAA Secretary Walter Robertson, attorney at Stites & Harbison; Madeline Auerbach, TAA founding board member, founder of the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), and purebred owner and breeder; Terry Finley, founder and chief executive officer of West Point Thoroughbreds, board member of the New York Thoroughbred Riders Association, Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, Thoroughbred Charity of the New York. USA, Johnny Mac Soldier Foundation and Belmont Child Care Association; and Aidan Butler, chief executive officer of 1/ST Racing and president of 1/ST Content. TAA rotates its board of directors and executives.
The board members beginning to serve in 2022 are: Laura Barillaro, executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Jockey Club; Dr. Jeffrey Berk VMD, Equine Medical Association; Aidan Butler, CEO of 1/ST Racing and president of 1/ST Content; Mark Casse, Hall of Fame coach; John A. ‘Jack’ Damico, founding partner of Matson, Driscoll & Damico LLC, manager of The Posse Racing Stable and East Coast Partners; Terry Finley, founder and chief executive officer of West Point Thoroughbreds, board member of the New York Thoroughbred Riders Association, Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, Thoroughbred Charity of the New York. USA, Johnny Mac Soldier Foundation and Belmont Child Care Association; Melissa Hicks, Dean Dorton’s tax director.
They join current TAA board members: Bell, Bloom, Walt Robertson, Jr., Madeline Auerbach, Craig Bandoroff, Simon Bray, Donna Brothers, Boyd Browning, Tom Cannell, Brian Graves, Susie Hart, John Keitt, Chip McGaughey, Josh Rubenstein, Richard Schosberg, Tom Ventura and Nicole Walker.