New Bolton Center Receives Grant from TCA

New Bolton Center Receives Grant from TCA

New Bolton Center staff famously treated Barbaro, seen here with surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson, after he shattered a leg in the 2006 Preakness Stakes.

Photo: Sabina Louise Pierce/UPENN

The Board of Directors of Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has approved a grant of $11,323 for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center.

In a letter announcing the grant, TCA Executive Director Erin Crady wrote, "We have determined that your grant request upholds the mission of TCA, which is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue, and research, and by helping the people who work with them."

TCA is a charitable organization that provides grants to non-profit organizations that work toward improving the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses and the people who work with them. TCA offers the Thoroughbred industry and its supporters a way to give to one organization while helping many.

The organization distributes grants to four categories of organizations, including Thoroughbred rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, adoption, and retirement; education and backstretch employee programs; therapeutic riding programs that utilize Thoroughbreds; and equine research.

New Bolton Center, located in Kennett Square, Pa, encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals sees approximately 6,000 cases annually, and has one of the world's largest equine clinical faculties.

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