Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will partner with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise funds for breast cancer research on Fair Grounds Oaks Day, March 31.
When Canadian Emma-Jayne Wilson won the inaugural $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland May 20, it was a no-brainer for her to turn around and donate the winner's share to a worthy cause.
For both the camaraderie and the cause, an elite group of retired female jockeys will return to Pimlico May 20 to compete in the Lady Legends for the Cure Race II.
Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the CureÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â®, have renewed their partnership to raise funds to aid in breast cancer awareness and research through events on Kentucky Oaks Day.
Churchill Downs will honor 2009 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner and Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra as the 2010 First Lady of Oaks.
When Rachel Alexandra makes her Belmont Park debut in the 53rd renewal of the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) June 27, the New York Racing Association will give away pink bracelets embossed with the filly's name and admission for ladies will be free.
Emerald Downs, a Breeders' Cup Challenge partner, will host a Hats and Heels Day to benefit The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound Affiliate on Washington Oaks Day at Emerald Downs, Aug. 16, in advance of the Aug. 17 Longacres Mile, a Breeders' Cup Challenge race.
Breast cancer research will get a boost after Saturday when River Downs hosts Ladies' Day on July 27.
Wednesday night's eighth race at Turfway Park has been designated for women jockeys only, with the meet's leading rider, Kris Prather, heading up a list of nine females named on 3-year-old maiden fillies set to go 1 1/16 miles. For that race and other races won by a female jockey on the Valentine's Day program, Turfway is donating $500 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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