Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards a Grant to Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center
Lexington, KY. July 27, 2015 – Thoroughbred Charities of America has provided a grant to Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center to assist with the annual dental and farrier costs for the horses. Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center fulfilled TCA’s mission of providing a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rehabilitation, retraining, and adoption.
“Before we commence re-schooling any horse the first two ESSENTIAL areas of concern are the mouth and the feet. If the teeth or the hooves are uneven, the horse will be unbalanced and this will affect its performance, soundness, and ability to train,” explains Susanna Thomas, Executive Director at Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center. “We are so very grateful to the TCA for recognizing the importance of these concerns in our approach to re-schooling Thoroughbreds for new careers and for their continued support of our program each year! Thank you TCA!”
“We are pleased to announce that the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center has successfully met our criteria for a grant,” said Erin Crady, Executive Director of Thoroughbred Charities of America. “Thoroughbreds are incredibly versatile and can find success in a myriad of post-racing careers. Organizations like the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center successfully equip former racers with the skills needed to be successful in second careers.”
TCA is a charitable organization whose objective is to raise money for non-profits that work towards improving the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses and the people who care for them.
About the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC): The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center is a premier reschooling facility and showcase for adoptable Thoroughbreds. Founded in 2004, the MMSC uses its illustrious location in the Kentucky Horse Park to herald the athleticism of this amazing breed by teaching new skill sets to horses of all levels of ability so they can go on to be ambassadors for racehorses in new careers.
About Thoroughbred Charities of America: Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds for charities that provide a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers by supporting repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. Over the last 25 years TCA has distributed over $21 million in grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related organizations. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA). For additional information about TCA visit tca.org.