KY Oaks After-Party to Benefit TAA

By Blood-Horse | February 23, 2016

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has been named the charitable recipient of the 2016 Fillies and Lilies Party, to be held after the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on Friday, May 6.

The party, hosted by QuintEvents' Derby Experiences, takes place at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs and will feature a performance by country music star Vince Gill.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the TAA. Tickets for the Fillies & Lilies Party can be purchased on the Derby Experiences website.

"We are pleased to support such a worthy organization like the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance as the charitable recipient of our annual Fillies and Lilies Party," said Brian Learst, QuintEvents CEO. "We appreciate their dedication to retraining and rehoming these horses that spend their life competing in events like the world-renowned Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and the funds and recognition from this event will help to keep TAA's initiative moving forward."

"I'm honored to be involved with the TAA," said Jill Byrne, among the personalities who will appear at the event. "Having grown up in the horse racing industry and worked with Thoroughbreds in so many different facets, it is comforting for me to know that there is an organization which makes sure that where these incredible animals go after they leave the racetrack, they will be provided the highest quality of care and given the opportunity to enjoy a new career or retirement and have a happy and safe home which is not only deserved but owed to them."