Press Releases and News

November 21, 2016

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Accredited Organizations for 2016

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that 27 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation in 2016, including Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program. Download the press release here.


December 30, 2015

Three of FLTAP's horses were accepted into the Retired Racehorse Project:
Goodnewsisnonews, 4 yr old, 16.2h, chestnut gelding will be  trained by Hannah Coney, and Fifty Sense, 12 yr old, 16h, bay gelding, will be trained by Roxanne Mitz. Also, congratulations to Danielle Burgess for being accepted into the Retired Racehorse Project with Kylay's Harmony "Kiki" owned by Candace Shira!! Check out the blog for updates. The event and national symposium will be held at Kentucky Horse Park, October 24-25, 2015.


December 11, 2014

TAA AWARDS $2,400,000 IN GRANTS TO 42 ORGANIZATIONS IN 2014 

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that it will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014. The grant money will be used by these organizations to assist with the management, rehabilitation, and/or adoption of former racehorses in their care. 

The TAA was created in 2012 and in 2013, it awarded $1 million in grants to its 23 facilities that had been accredited. “It’s great for the TAA to support so many worthy organizations across North America with funding that goes directly to retired racehorses,” said Operations Consultant Stacie Clark Rogers. “The TAA’s base of funding and support has grown tremendously in 2014, with more and more people and businesses pledging their support. With 2015 on the horizon, I am hopeful and confident that the new year will bring additional support from others throughout the Thoroughbred industry.” 

A list of the 42 accredited organizations receiving 2014 grants from the TAA can be found here

To receive funding from the TAA, aftercare organizations must complete a rigorous accreditation process and on-­site inspection, which includes a complete review of the following areas: operations; education; horse health care management; facility standards and services; and adoption policies and protocols. 

Organizations must also have a current status as a 501(c)3 tax-­exempt organization and must house a minimum of five Thoroughbreds, or 50% of their herd, among other criteria. To see a list of all accreditation requirements, click here

Unaccredited equine aftercare organizations are encouraged to apply for TAA accreditation, beginning in January, to be eligible for 2015 grant distribution. 

Based in Lexington, Ky., the TAA is a 501(c)(3) non-­profit organization designed to serve as both an accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers, and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup, Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is comprised of and supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals and other industry groups.

For more information, contact: Stacie Clark Rogers, 859-­224-­2756, sclark@thoroughbredaftercare.org


 October 30, 2014 

Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Receives Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) Accreditation Nationally recognized for ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds

FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) became accredited this week with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). The nationally recognized accreditation status was earned through an intensive application and review process including onsite assessment by TAA inspectors and independent veterinarians. The accreditation is granted to organizations that show their dedication to retirement, retraining and rehoming of off-track Thoroughbreds. “We are extremely proud of this accreditation and believe it speaks to our commitment of giving Thoroughbreds a second chance at a productive life” stated FLTAP Board President, Kim DeLong. The TAA is a nonprofit organization that acts as the accrediting group for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the end of their racing careers and a fundraising group to support these approved facilities. Only 23 organizations in the United States and Canada carry this distinguished TAA accreditation. Each of these 23 facilities, including FLTAP, were judged to have met or exceeded TAA requirements in the areas of operations, education, horse care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. These facilities are eligible to receive financial support from the TAA for the ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds. 

About Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program - Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) obtained 501 (c) 3 certification in May of 2006. Since its early inception in 2005, over 400 horses have found new homes and careers. The program, through collaboration with Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack management and Finger Lakes Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, is the first Thoroughbred adoption facility in the United States on the grounds of a racetrack. The Purple Haze Center is the state of the art horse barn located on the west side of the property. Visit www.fingerlakestap.org for more information. ### 


 Contacts: Kim Delong, Board President, Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, 585-742-9202, kdelong@dncinc.com Marisa Bennett, Marketing Manager, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 585-742-9294, mbenne@dncinc.com 


September 24, 2014

Contacts: 
Kim Delong, Board President, Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, 585-742-9202, kdelong@dncinc.com
Marisa Bennett, Marketing Manager, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 585-924-3232, ext 294, mbenne@dncinc.com

NEWS RELEASE

FINGER LAKES THOROUGHBRED ADOPTION RAISES $29,000 FOR THE PURPLE HAZE CENTER 
Proceeds to fund thoroughbred care and training

                       
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) hosted its biggest fundraiser of the year this past Saturday for the Purple Haze Center which gives thoroughbred horses a second chance to be winners. The 11th annual Denim and Diamonds event on Saturday, September 20th raised $29,000 and included dinner as well as silent and live auctions. Event proceeds will go to the care and training of retired thoroughbred horses that raced or trained at Finger Lakes giving them second careers in eventing, dressage, shows and even polo.  

“The turnout for the Denim and Diamonds event surpassed our expectations and we are so grateful for the funds raised and all the amazing support we can now give our retired thoroughbreds,” stated FLTAP Board President, Kim DeLong. 

The dinner was sponsored by Purple Haze stables owner Wanda Polisseni, who works tirelessly to support FLTAP’s Purple Haze Center. Additional support by the Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, the Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association and the FLTAP Board of Directors helped make this year’s event a success.

The Purple Haze Center, the state-of-the-art horse adoption barn located on the property of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack boards up to 16 horses at a time as they await adoption. FLTAP, through collaboration with Finger Lakes management and horsemen, aides in providing retired race horses a second chance at a productive life.   FLTAP is currently the only horse adoption service in the United States located on the grounds of a race track.

About Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program - Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) obtained 501 (c) 3 certification in May of 2006.  Since its early inception in 2005, over 400 horses have found new homes and careers.  The program, through collaboration with Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack management and horsemen, is the first Thoroughbred adoption facility in the United States on the grounds of a racetrack.  The Purple Haze Center is the state of the art horse barn located on the west side of the property. Visit www.fingerlakestap.org for more information.