$500,000 Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf presented by Pepsi to be Named in Support of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL (January 19, 2023) – As part of 1/ST’s mission to prioritize the care and safety of Thoroughbred racehorses before, during, and after their racing careers, the 2023 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat will recognize the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as its Charitable Partner for the seventh consecutive year. The 2023 Pegasus World Cup will feature three graded stakes races – the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Baccarat, the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) presented by Qatar Racing and the $500,000 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G3) presented by Pepsi.
“1/ST is happy to once again welcome and recognize the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance as our honored Charitable Partner of the 2023 Pegasus World Cup,” said Nicole Walker, Vice President, The Stronach Group and TAA Committee Member. “Thoroughbred aftercare has always been a top priority for 1/ST. We are proud to support the TAA and the wonderful work they do for our equine friends.”
As part of the Pegasus World Cup race day celebrations on Saturday, January 28, 1/ST will present a check to representatives from TAA’s Board of Directors and accredited organizations in the Winner’s Circle immediately following the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf race.
“1/ST’s dedication to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare is unfailing,” said TAA Operations Consultant, Stacie Clark. “We are honored to be included for another exciting year of the Pegasus World Cup and would like to thank Gulfstream Park for being such gracious hosts to the TAA and its accredited organizations.”
Since the inception of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in 2012, 1/ST has donated over $1 million to support the TAA’s mission to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbred racehorses. 1/ST executive Nicole Walker served five consecutive years as a TAA board member and is currently an active member of the TAA Communications Committee. 1/ST RACING & GAMING’s Chief Executive Officer Aidan Butler joined the TAA board and executive committee in 2022.
For more tickets and more information about the Pegasus World Cup, please visit www.pegasusworldcup or follow on social @PegasusWorldCup #AllForOne.
For more information or to donate to the TAA, please visit www.thoroughbredaftercare.org.
About The Stronach Group & 1/ST
The Stronach Group is a world-class technology, entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the core. The company’s consumer facing brand 1/ST (pronounced “First”) powers The Stronach Group’s forward-thinking 1/ST RACING & GAMING, 1/ST CONTENT, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY, 1/ST EXPERIENCE, and 1/ST PROPERTIES businesses, while advocating for and driving the 1/ST HORSE CARE mission. 1/ST represents The Stronach Group’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred horse racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST RACING & GAMING drives the best-in-class horse racing operations and gaming offerings at the company’s premier racetracks and training centers including: Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Downs (California); Gulfstream Park – home of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center (Florida); the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course – home of the legendary Preakness Stakes, Rosecroft Raceway and Bowie Training Center (Maryland). 1/ST CONTENT is operating group for 1/ST’s media and content companies including: Monarch Content Management, Elite, TSG Global Wagering Solutions (GWS) and XBTV. 1/ST TECHNOLOGY is horse racing’s largest racing and gaming technology company offering world-class products via its AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, XB SELECT, XB NET, PariMAX and Betmix brands. 1/ST EXPERIENCE blends the worlds of sports, entertainment and hospitality through innovative content development, elevated national and local venue management and hospitality, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and procurement development. 1/ST PROPERTIES is responsible for the development of the company’s live, work and play communities surrounding its racing venues including: The Village at Gulfstream Park (Florida) and Paddock Pointe (Maryland). As the advocate for critical industry reforms and by making meaningful investments into aftercare programs for retired horses and jockeys, 1/ST HORSE CARE represents The Stronach Group’s commitment to achieving the highest level of horse and rider care and safety standards in Thoroughbred horse racing on and off the track. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.1st.com or follow @1ST_racing on Twitter or @1stracing on Instagram and Facebook.
About the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Based in Lexington, KY, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has granted more than $28.1 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about the TAA, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.