The Race for Education has elected David Ingordo as the new chairman of the organization. Ingordo is a bloodstock specialist who works with Juddmonte Farms and who helped Jerry and Ann Moss select Zenyatta as a yearling.
“After growing up and spending my life on the racetrack and seeing how hard the parents of the kids we help work to take care of our racehorses, day in and day out, it is great to repay their efforts and dedication by helping their children get a college education,” Ingordo said. “The added bonus of seeing those kids go to college and then come back into the industry makes the money feel very well spent.”
“David has made significant contributions, both financial and personal, and has been a great advocate for The Race For Education,” said Elisabeth Jensen, president and executive director of the organization.
In his first act as chairman, Ingordo has organized a group to commission renowned horse racing artist PEB to do an illustration of Zenyatta and Mike Smith. Limited edition prints, signed by John Shirreffs, Mike Smith, and PEB will be produced with proceeds benefiting The Race For Education. Signed, limited edition prints will be sold for $500, and unsigned prints will be available for $175. They can be purchased at www.pebsite.com/zenyatta.
Ingordo will also focus on reinvigorating The Race Horse Nomination Program, led by fellow board member Joe Miller of Kern Thoroughbreds. This program invites owners to nominate their horses to The Race for Education and donate a percentage of the horses earnings to the foundation.
Also joining The Race For Education are Gail Peters Beitz and Maegan Ford. Beitz has been involved in racing for more than 35 years. Her father, Leone J. Peters, co-bred and owned Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Gato Del Sol. Ford, of Diamond A Farm, attended the University of Mississippi and Midway College and also serves on several local boards.