Thoroughbred Aftercare and Welfare
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA): In 2012, Keeneland joined the Breeders’ Cup and The Jockey Club to establish the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), a nonprofit organization that accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations that retrain and rehome racehorses. Approximately 160 facilities in North America hold TAA accreditation. During Keeneland race meets, each owner may donate $5 for every horse that starts a race. Keeneland will match all contributions to double the impact. People who participate in Keeneland sales also have the opportunity to contribute to the TAA.
In keeping with Keeneland’s mission to support the horse industry, during the Fall Meet all self-serve wagering machines at the track will have a charitable donation feature that allows handicappers to donate a portion or all of their winnings to the TAA and receive a receipt for their donation.
Ban on Horse Slaughter: Any owner or trainer based at Keeneland who sells a horse for slaughter that was previously stabled at Keeneland may have his/her stalls permanently revoked.
Toll-free reporting hotline: Keeneland does not allow the mistreatment, abuse, neglect or abandonment of any animal on its property. The track provides a toll-free reporting hotline (844 747-2533) for any person who wishes to report an incident anonymously. Keeneland investigates all reports.