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Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Awarded Grant From Thoroughbred Charities Of America

Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) was recently advised by the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) that it would be receiving a 2022 grant in support of FLTAP's work to transition equine athletes to a productive and fulfilling life after their time competing on the track.

FLTAP was determined by the TCA Board of Directors that the grant request upheld the mission of the TCA, which is to fund and facilitate the support of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them. As part of the evaluation process, FLTAP received a designation from Irish Hill and Dutchess Views Stallions.

Additionally, a portion of the grant is made possible by the Race to Give. The Race to Give is an online giving and awareness campaign designed to raise money for Thoroughbred aftercare programs and initiatives, created by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.

'We are honored and appreciative of the TCA's continued support of our commitment to give Thoroughbreds a second chance at a productive career after their racing days,' stated FLTAP Board President Kim DeLong. 'These funds will support our daily operations that support the health and well-being of Thoroughbreds currently in our care while we transition them to their next home.'

The grant marks the 11th time that the TCA has recognized FLTAP since its inception.

About Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP): FLTAP obtained 501(c) 3 certification in May 2006. Since its inception, over 700 horses have found new homes and careers as a result of the program, which operates in collaboration between Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) and the Finger Lakes Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (FLHBPA). The Purple Haze Center serves as its headquarters, making FLTAP the first and only Thoroughbred adoption facility on the grounds of a racetrack in North America.

About Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA): TCA is a grantmaking organization that offers a way to give to one organization while helping many. For more than three decades, TCA has provided over $25 million in grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related organizations.

About Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack: In operation since 1962, the facility added gaming to its offerings in 2004, and expanded again in 2013 by adding 33,000 square feet of additional gaming space and other amenities. Nearly two million visitors annually visit the facility highlighted by over 1,100 gaming machines, the 448-seat Vineyard Buffet, Remedy Bar & Lounge, as well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. Gaming doors open at 8am. Racing doors open at 11:30am daily. For more information, visit

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