During the last year, the Thoroughbred racing industry has raised nearly $13 million in support of September 11-related charities.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), in conjunction with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, will coordinate an observance of the one-year anniversary of last year's September 11 tragedies. The nationwide observance will take place Wednesday from 4:10 to 4:20 p.m. (ET) and be delivered via simulcast feed from Del Mar. Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Dick Enberg will be on hand at Del Mar to host the proceedings. The ceremony include a flag ceremony, a moment of silence, a rendition of National Anthem, and a video tribute. "These ceremonies will be brief, dignified and patriotic," said NTRA Commissioner Tim Smith. "We anticipate that there will be no racing or related activity conducted at any NTRA-member facility during this observance as our entire industry joins together for a collective period of remembrance and reflection."