Gulfstream Park is hosting several charity fundraisers the week before the Eclipse Awards, Jan. 15-19.
A series of special events leading up to the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards will benefit several Thoroughbred industry-related charities, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 4.
The Race for Education has presented its 2011 Valedictorian Award to Laura Plato, director of operations at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, the organization announced Dec. 1.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will sign limited edition collectible jerseys benefiting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement and The Race for Education scholarship organization at Del Mar Aug. 7.
Halters from Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and undefeated mare Zenyatta are now being auctioned on ebay.com to benefit The Race for Education.
Bloodstock specialist David Ingordo joins The Race For Education board of directors; will help commission limited edition Zenyatta prints.
In celebration of new quarters that will help provide better services to the Thoroughbred industry, The Race For Education will host an open house on April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Race For Education, a Lexington, Ky.-based non-profit, was recognized by The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, along with the President's Council on Financial Literacy, among a small group of "innovative and effective programs and partnerships that promote financial literacy among Americans of all ages."
The officers and board of directors of Thoroughbred Charities of America have selected Bill Casner as recipient of the TCA Charity Leadership Award to be presented at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction Nov. 30 at Keeneland.
Trainer Monty Roberts will be the guest speaker at a reception to introduce this year's recipients of scholarships from The Race for Education, the Kentucky Equine Education Program, and the Kentucky Horse Council. The reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 14 at Victorian Square in Lexington.
Four runners in Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Championships will be donating a portion of their earnings to Lexington-based The Race For Education, a national scholarship program that helps young people in the horse industry afford a college education.
The Race For Education has been selected to receive an Assets for Independence grant in the amount of $164,000 from the federal Department of Health and Human Services‚ Office of Community Service.
The former owners of champion Ashado, who brought a record $9 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, have established a four-year scholarship in the mare's name for a female college student studying an equine-related subject. The scholarship will be administered by The Race For Education.
The Klein Family Learning Center, a non-profit initiative of the Kentucky Derby Museum that provides educational opportunities to Churchill Downs' backside employees, has received a $20,000 grant from The Race for Education.
The board of directors of The Race For Education, a national education scholarship foundation, has named Donald R. Richardson, senior vice president of racing for Churchill Downs Inc., as the organization's new president. Doug Cauthen, president of WinStar Farm and RFE's president since its inception in 2002, remains on the board.
The entry fee to play in The Horseman's Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament has been reduced from $1,000 to $500.
The TV Games Network, The Race For Education, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have joined forces to create a three-month summer internship with TVG's production department for a college sophomore or junior studying broadcasting or journalism.
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