LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The connections of Triple Crown winner ‘American Pharoah’ helped raise money for Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington Tuesday evening as part of Breeders’ Cup week. “An Evening with Team American Pharoah” featured the horse’s owner, Ahmed Zayat, his son, Justin Zayat, who is the racing and stallion manager of Zayat Racing Stables, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza.
TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred-related nonprofits, including retirement rehabilitation and adoption organizations; backstretch and farm employee programs; therapeutic riding programs; and research organizations. TCA has granted more than $21 million to more than 200 charities since its inception in 1990.
TCA always accepts donations and can be made as direct donations or as donations in lieu of flowers, birthday gifts or other occasions. TCA’s largest annual fundraiser is a Stallion Season Auction held each January. For more information, visit www.tca.org.
TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).