North American Racing Academy receive grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America

The North American Racing Academy (NARA) received a $5,000 grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) on July 27, 2015.These funds will help offset daily care costs related to the care of 15-18 Thoroughbreds that live at the fully-functional training and teaching barn. The daily care costs include items such as hay, straw (bedding), and feed and costs approx. $3,800 per month. Thoroughbred Charities of America members standing with members of BCTC-NARA for check presentation and facility tour

TCA's investment in BCTC will help benefit our off-track Thoroughbreds which have found a new home at NARA working with our students, said Remi Bellocq, Executive Director for Equine Programming. We are honored to highlight Thoroughbred Charities of America as a partner in our efforts to provide students with the specialized training and the hands-on experience they will need for future certification and licensing related to the riding, care, training, and management of the race or sport horse.

The North American Racing Academy serves as a racing and breeding industry workforce provider. By supplementing students' classroom training with hands-on barn work, they are better prepared for future employment in a racing and/or breeding farm operation. This is a nice compliment to the mission of TCA which strives to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers by supporting rescue, retirement, and research and by helping the people who work with them.

Caption for photo: Erin Crady, TCA Executive Director, is pictured with Remi Bellocq, NARA Executive Director, Laurel Martin, BCTC Foundation Executive Director, Dixie Hayes, Program Coordinator and Instructor, and Alicia Benben, Academic Coordinator/Instructor, at NARA for the check presentation and facility tour.