TAA Launches Second Annual ‘Off To The Races’ Online Auction Of VIP Racing Experiences by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance|01.24.2023|12:01pm The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Tuesday the launch of the second annual Off to the Races, an online auction campaign which offers the public an opportunity to bid on 17 VIP experience packages on major race days in 2023 and 2024. Each experience package offers a unique itinerary of horse racing-related bucket list activities and tickets to the specified race day(s). Visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org/OffToTheRaces to view and bid on all items. Bidding opens Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at 10 AM EST and closes Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at 10 PM EST. Featured Packages: 2023 VIP Last Chance/First Chance NHC Qualifier 2023 VIP Tampa Bay Derby 2023 VIP Florida Derby 2023 VIP Arkansas Derby 2023 VIP Santa Anita Derby 2023 VIP Blue Grass Stakes 2023 VIP Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby 2023 VIP Preakness 148 2023 VIP Belmont Stakes 2023 VIP Haskell Stakes 2023 VIP Whitney Stakes 2023 VIP King's Plate 2023 VIP Pacific Classic 2023 VIP Maryland Million Day 2023 VIP Breeders' Cup Championships 2023 VIP Canterbury Park Experience 2024 VIP Pegasus World Cup “With the help of the racing industry, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance supports 81 accredited charities and thousands of off-track Thoroughbreds,” said TAA President, Jeffrey Bloom. “Outside of the TAA's automatic funding sources within the industry, the Off to the Races auction is a unique and exciting opportunity to support Thoroughbred aftercare while being treated like a VIP on some of the biggest days in horse racing.” “The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is excited to kick off the second annual Off to the Races online auction,” said TAA Funding and Events Manager, Emily Dresen. “We are so grateful for the support we've received from our auction donors and look forward to sharing some of racing's best days with industry participants and fans.” 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.