The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring Hall of Fame jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens for their racing accomplishments and contributions in horse racing.
Mount Joy donation adds a bridge between racing and charity. read blog
An all-star jockey cast anted up to raise more than $50,000 for the Simunye Project Oct. 6 in the first All-Star Jockeys' No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, presented by jockey Shane Sellers and Bridget Parker.
The Maryland Horsemen's Assistance Fund, with The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, presents a fundraiser at The Corner Stable in Columbia, Md., Oct. 17 to benefit a fund for injured exercise rider Jose Villegas.
The Breeders' Cup announced that it has selected City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, as its primary non-profit beneficiary for 2013.
Canterbury Park has released its stakes schedule featuring 26 races worth $1.12 million for the 62-day meet that begins May 18 and concludes Sept. 3.
The Blue Grass Farms Charities' annual Christmas festival provided food, gloves, and coats to more than 210 families Dec. 15.
Recipients of The Jockey Club Foundation represent virtually every facet of the Thoroughbred industry. Read Blog
An original watercolor painted by Penny Chenery, whose Meadow Stable raced Secretariat and Riva Ridge, will be auctioned at the Belmont Bash on June 3.
Assistant trainer Robin Cleary, who was paralyzed in an accident at Calder Race Course in 1996, will be celebrated May 30 at Calder's Turf Club for raising more than $1 million for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis' spinal-cord injury research programs.
Retired jockey Patti Cooksey will return to the saddle June 9 at River Downs for a special race in which her mount will square off against Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson, who will be on foot.
The Florida Thoroughbred Charities donated $315,000 in 2007 to benefit equine and community programs at the local and state level. Since 1990 the FTC, a non-profit organization and the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, has raised nearly $4 million.
By Victor Zast - People in racing are the most generous on earth, but now is the season to be sharing, and the less lucky in life are hoping that we, the more fortunate, won't forget them. So overwhelming is the power of fund-raising initiatives dedicated to saving our horses that often the efforts devoted to helping humans in need are unseen.
Keeneland, with a $1-million commitment from Central Kentucky horseman Bill Casner and his wife, Susan, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Thoroughbred Charities of America, will accept donations during the Sept. 12-26 yearling sale to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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.
- By Tom LaMarra
Support for Alex's Lemonade Stand continued to grow June 3 with the announcement that more racetracks in North America--even an account wagering service--had committed to host stands June 11, the day of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has approved grants of $1,227,000 spread out to 112 equine charities for the 2005 fiscal year.
Thoroughbred Charities of America approved grants of $1,014,400 for the 2004 fiscal year at its annual board of directors meeting in late May. The grants were awarded to 85 equine charities that work with improving the lives of Thoroughbreds and the people who work with them.
For the third year in a row, Churchill Downs Inc. hosted the "Out To Pasture "Party, a benefit for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. More than $67,000 was raised for the organization.
The Triple Crown will gain additional exposure this year as a result of a promotion involving the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the popular "Imus in the Morning" syndicated radio program hosted by Don Imus.
More than $3,200 was raised for injured trainer Yvonne Azeff Tuesday night during a jockey versus media softball game in South Florida. The jockeys won the game 13 to 6.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- An informal survey of Central Kentucky farms on May 21 suggests the worst may be over as far as mare reproductive loss syndrome is concerned.
The partnership that owns the stallion Maria's Mon has pledged contributions to equine research should Monarchos, who's by Maria's Mon, win Saturday's grade I Wood Memorial Stakes and/or the grade I Kentucky Derby May 5. The pledge was announced by Mrs. Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud, home of Maria's Mon, the champion 2-year-old of 1995.
By John DeSantis -- Sometimes it helps to step outside of our problems, table issues, and suspend disagreements in order to take stock of the good things we have. There are some very good people in our game and by the looks of things, we have more willing to join us in the Kids to the Cup program.
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