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10.30.2014
Nationally recognized for ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds
 
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) became accredited this week with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). The nationally recognized accreditation status was earned through an intensive application and review process including onsite assessment by TAA inspectors and independent veterinarians. The accreditation is granted to organizations that show their dedication to retirement, retraining and rehoming of off-track Thoroughbreds.
 
“We are extremely proud of this accreditation and believe it speaks to our commitment of giving Thoroughbreds a second chance at a productive life” stated FLTAP Board President, Kim DeLong.
 
The TAA is a nonprofit organization that acts as the accrediting group for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the end of their racing careers and a fundraising group to support these approved facilities.
 
Only 23 organizations in the United States and Canada carry this distinguished TAA accreditation. Each of these 23 facilities, including FLTAP, were judged to have met or exceeded TAA requirements in the areas of operations, education, horse care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. These facilities are eligible to receive financial support from the TAA for the ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds.
 
About Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program - Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) obtained 501 (c) 3 certification in May of 2006.  Since its early inception in 2005, over 400 horses have found new homes and careers.  The program, through collaboration with Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack management and Finger Lakes Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, is the first Thoroughbred adoption facility in the United States on the grounds of a racetrack.  The Purple Haze Center is the state of the art horse barn located on the west side of the property. Visit www.fingerlakestap.org for more information.
 
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