OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association (NYRA) will be matching contributions to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) in 2016, further reflecting the racing leader’s historic support for community and industry-themed non-profits supporting New York racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.
According to Martin Panza, Senior Vice President for Racing Operations, the New York Racing Association is currently matching the contributions of owners to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) on a per-start basis. In 2015, NYRA recorded 17,276 starts occurring at its three tracks. Owners competing on NYRA tracks contribute $5 per start to the TAA.
“It’s about giving back to the horses and supporting their aftercare long after they have exited the stage,” said Panza. “These athletes have given so much to our sport and provided joy and excitement for fans in New York and beyond. In that spirit, we continue to support the good work of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance on behalf of our retired athletes.”