NJTHA pledges funding for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Posted: Oct. 26, 2018

The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has pledged $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in support of accredited Thoroughbred aftercare.

“We are thrilled to support the TAA,” New Jersey THA Executive Director Mike Musto said. “I strongly believe in their mission and accredited Thoroughbred aftercare.”

The NJTHA, which leases Monmouth Park, has an aftercare program called Second Call, which moves horses off the track and into aftercare organizations or new homes.

“As the director of Second Call, Monmouth Park’s aftercare program, I’m excited and thrilled that the NJTHA has joined as a supporter of the TAA,” Second Call Executive Director Laurie Condurso-Lane said.

TAA funding provides annual grants awarded to accredited aftercare organizations and supports the inspection process of aftercare organizations. Currently, 64 organizations with about 170 facilities in North America hold TAA accreditation.

“The TAA is grateful for the contribution from the New Jersey THA, and we are proud to add them to our growing list of horsemen’s groups supporting accredited aftercare,” TAA President John Phillips said.