Horse Racing

TCA Hosts Bash at Breeders ‘Cup

Pure Charity of America (TCA) will be hosting Bash at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 4 at the Grand Reserve in the Winery District of downtown Lexington, Ky. The fundraising event will feature signature cocktails, Southern cuisine, live music and a live auction of racing memorabilia and experiences. Tickets are available here.

TCA CEO Erin Halliwell said: “Bash at the Breeders’ Cup has become a must-see event on the Breeders’ Cup weekly calendar. “We are looking forward to another great event while raising money for the recipients of our approved 2023 grant, working to provide healthcare to purebreds and provides health and human services to farmers and farm workers.”

Bash at the Breeders’ Cup will have a live auction that includes a Del Mar Racing pack, a Life is Good strap, a racing saddle signed by multiple riders including Johnny Velazquez and Jose Ortiz, a Whitney Stakes pack, Blue Grass Stakes pack, artwork by Jeaneen Barnhart, and more. Artist Robert Clark will directly paint an oil-on-linen composition featuring top Breeders’ Cup contenders. The work will be available for auction in the live auction. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available starting Tuesday, November 1. Online bidding will end at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, May 4. 11 and bidders who wish to continue bidding in the in-person auction may bid over the phone. Auction items can be previewed here.

Bash at the Breeders’ Cup is generously sponsored by Churchill Downs, Herringswell Stables, Blackstone Farm, Abbondanza Racing, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Candy Meadows Farm, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Tito’s Vodka, Maker’s Mark, and Jackson Family Wines . Media sponsors include BloodHorse, TDN, Paulick Report and Horse Racing Radio Network.

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) was founded in 1990 to raise funds and distribute funds to charities in the Thoroughbred industry to provide better lives for purebred people, both within and after their racing careers, by supporting eligible retirement and relocation organizations and by helping people care for them. In 2022, TCA has granted more than $783,000 to 74 approved charities operating within the scope of Thoroughbred retraining, rehiring and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, equine research and therapy. Over the past three decades, TCA has donated more than $26 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set out in its annual grant application. TCA administers the Horses First Fund, established by LNJ Foxwoods in 2016, to assist purebred people in need of emergency aid. TCA manages Cómo, a mobile application founded by Godolphin that connects racing industry employees with the vital services they need through a network of race chaplains and purebred industry organisations. . TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (TOBA).

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