At a Sept. 1 summit presented by the New York State Gaming Commission on racehorse aftercare, the New York Racing Association pledged that it would donate $5 per start at its tracks to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
NYRA follows in the footsteps of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which in 2014 began contributing $5 per start to the organization. Earlier this year Keeneland and Churchill Downsbegan matching donations to the TAA from the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.
“We are all responsible for these horses when they leave the racetrack,” said Martin Panza, NYRA senior vice president of racing operations. “Whether it is veterinarians, owners, or trainers, we need to work together as a group and a community.”
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