Jen Shah, Dean Dorton’s equine industry team leader, was recently elected to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) board of directors. Eight new members were elected, including a new board president. The new board members include representatives of industry organizations such as Darby Dan Farm, Breeders’ Cup, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, The Jockey Club, Ocala Stud, New York Racing Association, and Persley Den Farms.
TAA accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. TAA has accredited and provided funding to 64 aftercare organizations across the U.S. and Canada to date.
“I am honored to join the TAA board and look forward to enhancing the financial well-being of an already successful organization. There continues to be a significant need for TAA’s guidance and through the unwavering commitment of TAA’s staff and board members, I believe the TAA’s industry influence will continue to grow as a leading financial provider and supporter of Thoroughbred racehorse retirees and quality aftercare.”