Racing to Observe 9/11 Anniversary

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, in conjunction with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, will coordinate an observance of the one-year anniversary of last year's Sept. 11 tragedies.

The nationwide observance will take place from 4:10 -4:20 p.m. (ET) and be delivered via simulcast feed from Del Mar. Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Dick Enberg will be on hand at Del Mar to host the proceedings. Components of the ceremony include:

* Flag ceremony
* Moment of silence
* National Anthem
* Video tribute

"These ceremonies will be brief, dignified, and patriotic," said NTRA Commissioner Tim Smith. "We anticipate that there will be no racing or related activity conducted at any NTRA-member facility during this observance as our entire industry joins together for a collective period of remembrance and reflection."

During the last year, the Thoroughbred racing industry has raised nearly $13 million in support of Sept. 11-related charities.

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