TAA announces “experience” auction for aftercare

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today the launch of Off to the Races, an online auction campaign which offers the public an opportunity to bid on VIP experience packages on 12 major race days in 2022 and 2023. Each experience package offers a unique itinerary of horse racing-related bucket list activities and tickets to the specified race day(s).

Go to https://www.32auctions.com/taa_auction to view and bid on all items. Bidding opens Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 at noon EST / 9 AM PST and closes Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 at 2:59 AM EST / 11:59 PM PST.

Featured experiences include:

  • 2022 Florida Derby
  • 2022 Arkansas Derby
  • 2022 Blue Grass Stakes
  • 2022 Santa Anita Derby
  • 2022 Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby
  • 2022 Preakness Stakes
  • 2022 Haskell Stakes
  • 2022 Whitney Stakes
  • 2022 Queen’s Plate
  • 2022 Pacific Classic
  • 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships
  • 2023 Pegasus World Cup

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is thrilled to present the inaugural ‘Off to the Races’ online auction,” said TAA president and managing director of Bloom Racing Stable, Jeff Bloom. “Featured items include VIP access to the racing industry’s most sought after premier events. This is a huge opportunity to increase the awareness of aftercare while raising critical funds for the ongoing support of retired racehorses. All of this made possible by the support of our wonderful racetrack and industry sponsors.”

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is excited to kick off the new year with a brand new auction campaign to support our growing number of accredited organizations and the thousands of Thoroughbreds in their care,” said TAA Funding and Events Manager Emily (Dresen) Scandore. “We are thrilled with 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.”