The Race Track Chaplaincy of America is accepting nominations for the 2017 White Horse Awards, which honor individuals who have done something heroic—or above and beyond—on behalf of human or horse.
The award aims to recognize those unsung heroes of horse racing, whether their actions are headline-grabbing, or the quiet and not-so-obvious kind of heroism. The nomination deadline for this year's awards is Sept. 8.
This year's White Horse Awards will be presented from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 2 at the upstairs breakfast marquee at Del Mar.
In addition to the White Horse award hero recognition, two other awards will be presented:
• Tribute to Excellence Award—Individual who has consistently demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in the horse racing industry;
• Community Service Award—Individual who has made significant contributions to the welfare of racetrack chaplaincy ministries.
To submit a nomination for either the White Horse, Tribute to Excellence, or Community Service Awards, visit www.facebook.com/pg/rtcanational/events for a complete list of rules and selection criteria, as well as downloadable nomination forms.