Sequel New York refocuses stallion show on TAA contributions and breeder interaction

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

(Edited Sequel press release)

The 2020 Sequel New York stallion show on January 19 has been changed to an Open House focusing on “giving back” and breeder interaction. For every contract signed on site and for every winner of the stallion season raffle, Sequel will donate $100 to the to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) on behalf of the breeder and match the total at the end of the day. In lieu of a fancy sit-down dinner with lots of giveaways, hats and swag, this year the focus will be on the breeder.

Said owner Becky Thomas, “We have received so much feedback from our breeders regarding the tragedy in Peru and our beloved stallion, The Lieutenant. While we are heartbroken, there is nothing that we can do about it. What we can do is to help raise money for an excellent program that helps horses here in the United States.”

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit TAA accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Since 2012, the TAA has awarded more than $17.2 million to accredited aftercare organizations. For more information on donating to the TAA, visit

“We have been putting these shows on for many years and have spent so much money to do so. We feel the money will be better spent this way and it will give us the opportunity to spend time with our breeders and to talk to them about their horses,” added Thomas. “The new open house format also gives our breeders an opportunity to meet Dr. Bill McQuire, our new assistant manager, as well as welcoming our new 2020 interns from Arkansas to South Africa.”

Stallions will be shown throughout the day and the raffle will be held the following Friday giving breeders more time to sign up. Standing at Sequel in 2020 are Freud, Destin, Laoban, Mission Impazible, Stephanoatsee and Union Jackson.

The Open House will take place Sunday, January 19 from 12-4 at the farm in Hudson, NY. A light lunch will be served. For more details, please visit the Sequel website at or call the office: (800) 925-2913.

Contact: Molly Lightner at (800) 925-2913.

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