Edited press release
All Glory to God, a rare white Thoroughbred in training at San Luis Rey Downs in Southern California, will race to benefit the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, according to the colt's owners and RTCA officials.
All Glory to God, a 2-year-old colt by Airdrie Apache--C R Fancy Dancer, by Sirtaki, was bred in California by Shadow Mountain Stables and is owned by Glory to God LLC. Carlos Cabello III is the trainer.
"We strongly believe in what chaplains do all over North America, and we wanted to draw attention to their day-in, day-out work and Christian witness," said Suzanne Wesley, a Florida-based marketing director who is the managing partner of Glory to God. "We also hope to raise funds for RTCA's efforts to one day have a working horse farm focused on drug and alcohol rehabilitation."
Wesley said 100% of All Glory to God's earnings, minus jockey and trainer fees, would be donated to RTCA and earmarked for assistance with substance abuse. She has set up a Web site (www.RacingforGod.org) to market products related to All Glory to God and said she would also donate to RTCA 90% of those proceeds for RTCA drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Each year, RTCA gives the White Horse Award to a backstretch or racing farm worker judged to have performed the most heroic act in behalf of human or horse. The third annual award will be presented Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, two days before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.