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Fornatale Attempts Betting Marathon

On Friday, Sept. 3 professional writer and horseplayer Pete Fornatale will attempt a day-long effort to wager on every race and every track around the world offered through TwinSpires.com to benefit the Race for Education.

RFE to Award $500,000 in Scholarships

The Race for Education board of directors voted to award more than $500,000 in scholarship money this year to young people in the equine industry, bringing the organization's total scholarship awards to more than $2,500,000 since its inception in 2002.

Ten Starters for Race for Education

Ten Starters for Race for Education

More owners than ever before have joined The Race For Education by pledging a portion of winnings from a record 10 starters in Breeders' Cup World Championships races Oct. 24-25.

Derby Contenders to Benefit RFE

As participants in The Race For Education's Racehorse Nomination Program, a percentage of any earnings by Colonel John, Court Vision, Monba, Visionaire, Z Fortune and Z Humor in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will go to the non-profit, which funds scholarships and educational grants for young people with significant financial need.

Racing Celebs to Raise Money for Backside Education

Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Carl Nafzger are among the celebrity bartenders who will take part in a fundraising event supporting the Backside Learning Center and the Race for Education to be held at the Kentucky Derby Museum next to Churchill Downs following the running of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) Saturday.

Equine Artist Clark to Paint at Horsemen's Education Benefit

Nationally-renowned equine artist Robert Clark will be painting live at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs on Saturday, June 16, as he works on a portrait of 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense for the second annual Horsemen's Education Benefit.

Happy Hour with Celebrity Bartenders Planned

Immediately following the June 16 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville will host a happy hour with local "celebrity" bartenders. The event will support the Backside Learning Center and the Race for Education. Presented by the Equine Wellness Foundation to benefit horsemen's education, special guests will serve their favorite drinks.

Oaks and Derby Contenders to Benefit RFE

One Kentucky Oaks and four Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (both gr. I) contenders will be helping young people to obtain a college degree. As part of the Race For Education's Racehorse Nomination Program, a portion of any earnings by Street Sense, Cowtown Cat, Any Given Saturday, Sam P., and Appealing Zophie will go to the non-profit organization, which funds scholarships and educational grants for young people in the equine industry.

Saylor, RFE Establish Fleet Indian Scholarship

Paul Saylor is funding a new scholarship in the name of his recent Eclipse award winner, Fleet Indian. The Fleet Indian Scholarship, in the amount of $24,000, is for New York students hoping to pursue a career in the racing industry and will be administered by the Race for Education. Fasig-Tipton has also made a contribution to this scholarship.

Singer Toby Keith Joins the Race for Education

Country music superstar Toby Keith has joined the Race for Education by nominating two of his race horses to the organization's Race Horse Nomination Program. By nominating TK's Whiskey Girl and an unnamed filly by Behrens, Keith agreed to donate a percentage of their future earnings to the national nonprofit.

Race For Education Awards $358,000 in Scholarships

The Race For Education is awarding nearly $358,000, and obtained another $43,000, in scholarships to 34 students for the 2006/2007 academic year. This year's recipients -- from 20 states around the country -- were chosen from a pool of more than 400 applicants.

Race for Education Names Irwin First 'Valedictorian'

The Race for Education presented its first Valedictorian Award to Barry Irwin, president of Team Valor. Created to recognize exceptional support by a volunteer or board member, the award was presented to Irwin at the Thoroughbred Fraternity Party, held June 17 at the Kentucky Derby Museum to benefit The Race for Education and Klein Family Learning Center.

Taylor Made to Host Night of Tango in Lexington

This year's Derby week festivities will include a Broadway show presented by Taylor Made called "Forever Tango" May 4 in Lexington, with proceeds to benefit the Race for Education and Operation Read.

NTWA and Youbet.com Offer Journalism Scholarships

The Race for Education announced that students have until March 31 to apply for four National Turf Writers/Youbet.com Journalism Scholarships to be awarded this spring. Undergraduate or graduate students may apply for the annual grants, which provide $10,000 per year for up to four academic years.

Race For Education Benefits Casner Scholarship

The Third Annual Race For Education 5K Run, which for the first time this year includes a 10K run, will be held Oct. 8, in downtown Midway, Ky. The race, benefiting the Karri Casner Memorial Scholarship Fund, is sponsored by Taylor Made Farm, Central Bank, and RJ Corman Railroad Group.

Race For Education Awards $329,000 in Scholarships

The Race For Education awarded more than $329,000 in scholarships to 27 students for use in the 2005/2006 academic year. This year's recipients--from 11 states around the country--were chosen from a pool of more than 400 applicants.

TVG, NTRA, and Race for Education Team Up for Internship Program

Television Games Network (TVG), the Race For Education and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have joined forces to offer a three-month summer internship with TVG's Production Department in Los Angeles for a college junior or senior (as of Fall 2005) studying broadcasting or journalism.

Race For Education to Award $300,000 in Scholarships

The board of directors of the Race For Education voted to award $300,000 in scholarship money this year to young people in the equine industry, bringing the total amount the group has awarded since its inception in 2002 to $725,000.

KEMI and Race for Education to Hold Texas Hold' Em Tourney

Kentucky Equine Management Internship Program, Inc. (KEMI) and The Race For Education will hold the inaugural Horsemen's Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament. The $1,000 per seat tournament will be held Nov. 6 at Sal's Italian Chop House in Lexington, Ky., and will accommodate 110 players.

New Lexington Derby Eve Party Champions Causes

A new breed of Derby Eve Party begins with "Evening of Champions." This year Pam Leet's TwoCan Marketing will host the inaugural edition of this new annual event at WinStar Farm, on Pisgah Pike in Versailles, Ky., on April 30.

Race for Education's Auction: Let the Bidding Begin

Pre-auction online bidding for bachelors and bachelorettes participating in The Race For Education's Horsemen of All Ages Sale begins Saturday, Valentines Day, in conjunction with the Daily Racing Form.

The Race For Education To Award $340,000 in 2004

The board of directors of The Race For Education voted Friday to allocate just under $300,000 for scholarships for the 2004 school year. Another $40,000 has been slotted for educational programs such as English as Second Language and literacy classes.

Horsemen of All Ages Sought for Race for Education Benefit

The Race For Education is accepting nominations for the second annual Horsemen Of All Ages Sale, to be held Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park near Miami, Florida. The event, chaired by Nadia Sanan of Padua Stables, will feature an auction of bachelors and bachelorettes in the racing and equestrian industries, with the proceeds going to The Race For Education. Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.racingscholarships.com and mailed or faxed to The Race For Education.

Keeneland Joins Race For Education

The Keeneland Foundation has agreed to match all owner contributions to the Race For Education for horses running at the Keeneland 2003 Fall Meet (up to $10,000).

Race For Education to Help Four

The first four persons have been chosen to receive scholarships from The Race For Education, formed to help children of persons employed in the Thoroughbred industry continue their schooling.

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