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TAA Launches Second Annual Off to the Races Auction

A unique itinerary of horse racing-related bucket list activities will be offered.

The field leaves the gate in the 2022 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

The field leaves the gate in the 2022 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

Chad B. Harmon

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today the launch of the second annual Off to the Races, an online auction campaign that offers the public an opportunity to bid on 17 VIP experience packages on major race days in 2023 and 2024. Each experience package offers a unique itinerary of horse racing-related bucket list activities and tickets to the specified race day(s).

Visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org/OffToTheRaces to view and bid on all items. Bidding opens Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at 10 a.m. ET and closes Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at 10 p.m. ET.

Featured Packages:

2023 VIP Last Chance/First Chance NHC Qualifier

2023 VIP Tampa Bay Derby

2023 VIP Florida Derby

2023 VIP Arkansas Derby

2023 VIP Santa Anita Derby

2023 VIP Blue Grass Stakes

2023 VIP Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby

2023 VIP Preakness 148

2023 VIP Belmont Stakes

2023 VIP Haskell Stakes

2023 VIP Whitney Stakes

2023 VIP King's Plate

2023 VIP Pacific Classic

2023 VIP Maryland Million Day

2023 VIP Breeders' Cup Championships

2023 VIP Canterbury Park Experience

2024 VIP Pegasus World Cup

"With the help of the racing industry, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance supports 81 accredited charities and thousands of off-track Thoroughbreds," said TAA president Jeffrey Bloom. "Outside of the TAA's automatic funding sources within the industry, the Off to the Races auction is a unique and exciting opportunity to support Thoroughbred aftercare while being treated like a VIP on some of the biggest days in horse racing."

"The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is excited to kick off the second annual Off to the Races online auction," said TAA funding and events manager Emily Dresen. "We are so grateful for 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."

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