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What is The Jockey Club's checkoff program?
The Jockey Club's checkoff program provides an opportunity for owners and breeders to financially assist Thoroughbred retirement and aftercare efforts by including additional funds (of an amount of their choice) with the foal registration fee.
What organizations are the beneficiaries of the checkoff program?
The checkoff proceeds will be distributed to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). TAA is an organization designed to serve as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their careers and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. TCA is a 501(c)(3) fund-raising organization that distributes grants to a variety of non-profit organizations designed to improve conditions for horses and people in the Thoroughbred industry. TRF is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding retirement homes for Thoroughbreds once their racing careers are over.
How does the checkoff program work?
Thoroughbred owners and breeders can designate one of four graduated amounts ($25, $50, $75 or $100), or an amount of their choice to the checkoff program on the Application for Foal Registration form or during the payment process on Interactive Registration™.
Will the checkoff proceeds and matching funds from The Jockey Club be earmarked for
specific programs administered by those two organizations?
Yes. Funds from The Jockey Club checkoff will be directed to TAA's approved aftercare facilities, TCA's Thoroughbred re-training and adoption grantees and to TRF's prison programs.
Are checkoff payments tax deductible?
Yes, checkoff contributions made in conjunction with foal registration qualify as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Please be sure to complete the necessary contact information required to receive a receipt from the charity or charities in which you make a contribution.
Can I make a payment to benefit these organizations if I am not registering a foal?
If you are not registering a foal but want to financially assist Thorougbred Aftercare Alliance, Thoroughbred Charities of America or the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, you should contact those organizations directly. For TAA, please visit www.thoroughbredaftercare.org or call (859) 224-2756; for TCA, please visit www.tca.org or call (859) 276-4989; for TRF, please visit www.trfinc.org or call (518) 226-0028.
Note: To register a foal using Interactive Registration,
If you need a hardcopy Application for Foal Registration form,
please contact The Jockey Club’s Registry at (800) 444-8521 or (859) 224-2700.
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