- 02 Feb
All one has to do is look at the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association’s support of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and its own on-going assistance to local programs to know Maryland’s horsemen are committed to their racehorses’ futures.
Most recently, the MTHA made its 2014 contribution of $31,389 to the TAA. It marks the first full year of funding for the program in Maryland and represents an increase of $8,163 over its 2013 payment.
The horsemen’s commitment to the Thoroughbred’s post-racing career made both MTHA board member Chris Bricker, who oversees the program, and Maryland racing secretary Georganne Hale, who is on the TAA board of directors, proud.
“Our horsemen are the best in the country and I think that accounts for the way they care about their horses,” Hale said. “I think our horsemen make us one of the top-notch states in the country in terms of taking care of our horses.
“The MTHA’s donation to TAA is substantial, but they do much more than that,” Hale said. “They support the local aftercare programs throughout the year, beyond their TAA commitment.”