LNJ Foxwoods Raises More Than $85,000 for Horses First Fund

LNJ Foxwoods raised more than $85,000 for the Horses First Fund, which is administered by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), at a cocktail party on Aug. 6.

The event, held at Salt & Char in downtown Saratoga Springs, New York, featured live auction items including halters worn by American Pharoah, War Front, Tapit, Curlin, and Arrogate; an Andre Pater oil painting; a Napa Valley wine excursion package; private air travel, two nights at the Adelphi Hotel, in Saratoga Springs; and sales videos from ThoroStride.

LNJ Foxwoods established the Horse First Fund in June 2016 to assist more than 40 horses, mostly Thoroughbreds, abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky, and horses in need of emergency aid in the future. To date the fund has raised more than $38,000 and expended more than $24,000 in support of the Mercer County horses.

“TCA is deeply grateful to LNJ Foxwoods for their vision, their generosity, and their outstanding dedication to equine welfare,” said TCA president Mike McMahon. “The success of this event insures that TCA is prepared to respond quickly wherever and whenever Thoroughbreds are in need.”

“Jaime Roth, manager of LNJ Foxwoods and TCA director, added, “The Horses First Fund was established to be a resource for Thoroughbreds in need of emergency aid. We want to ensure that there is adequate funding available should the need arise in the future. We greatly appreciate the support of our item donors and buyers.”

Donations to the Horses First Fund can be made online at tca.org.

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