RTCA offers painted horses at Lone Star benefit.

RTCA offers painted horses at Lone Star benefit.

White Horse Award Lunch to Feature Art Sale

Edited press release

In conjunction with the presentation of its White Horse Award Oct. 28 at Lone Star Park, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will offer for sale life-sized works of art to benefit its programs.

Two Ocala, Fla., artists with strong ties to horse racing produced the art. "Above and Beyond," by Sharon Crute, features scenes of everyday life on the backstretch, and "Kingdom of Heart," by Linda Ballantine Brown, depicts many of the nation's most heralded racing scenes.

The two pieces will be sold during the White Horse Heroes Luncheon, which begins at 11 a.m. CDT. The White Horse Award is presented to the racing farm or backstretch worker judged to have performed the most heroic act in behalf of human or horse. The winner receives a $5,000 cash prize, other prizes, and a limited edition white, patina bronze White Horse statue.

The final four nominees receive all expense paid trips to the Breeders' Cup courtesy of Daily Racing Form. The other three finalists receive a $1,000 cash prize courtesy of "Chicken Soup for the Horse Lovers Soul."

The winner is elected by members of the White Horse Fellowship of major donors. The RTCA, founded in 1971, sanctions and oversees 55 chaplains who serve at 86 tracks and training centers in the United States and Canada.