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Simon Bray Pledges $500 One-Day Match Donation To TAA Holiday Giving Campaign

As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)'s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Simon Bray has pledged to match all donations up to $500 made to the TAA on Dec. 28, 2022.

Bray's devotion to Thoroughbred racing led him to successfully pursue the winner's circle as a racehorse trainer for nearly two decades before pivoting to become an on-air analyst for TVG, now FanDuel Racing, in 2004. As one of racing's public figures, Bray uses his platform to help support and educate racing fans on the importance of aftercare and has served on the TAA Board of Directors since 2019. Now, Bray invites racing fans and stakeholders to join him in donating to the TAA's Holiday Giving Campaign on Dec. 28.

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is the only organization to accredit and distribute funds to over 81 aftercare programs across the U.S.,” said Bray. “The TAA accreditation is the gold standard for making sure retired racehorses have the care and life after the racetrack they so deserve. I am happy to help in a very small way to make sure that this important work continues. Please join me in donating.”

“Simon is a longtime supporter of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and he continues to support our mission both on and off the air,” said TAA Funding and Events Manager, Emily Dresen. “Together we can spread awareness and double donations with Simon's generous match.”

TAA's Holiday Giving Campaign commenced November 29th and is scheduled to conclude New Year's Eve. Those wishing to support the TAA, its 81 accredited organizations, and thousands of retired Thoroughbreds can donate through the TAA's website or text DONATE to 56651. During the Holiday Giving Campaign, TAA is also offering donors the benefit of sending digital holiday cards to colleagues, friends, and loved ones.

Throughout the end of the year, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will continue to host special one-day only donation matches with some of horse racing's biggest names. For more chances to double your donation, watch the TAA's social media, website, and industry advertisements for the next Holiday Giving match day announcement.

To learn more and donate to the TAA's Holiday Giving campaign, visit: ThoroughbredAftercare.org/HolidayCampaign.

About the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Based in Lexington, KY, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders' Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has granted more than $28.1 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about the TAA, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.

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