Keyword: Race Track Chaplaincy of America

  • Angie Cheak, winner of 2017 White Horse Award

    Cheak Honored with White Horse Award

    Angie Cheak, who spearheaded the rescue of 43 Thoroughbreds from a Mercer County, Ky., farm, was honored with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award Nov. 2 at Del Mar.

  • RTCA Plans Golf Tournament for Sept. 25

    Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) will host its fourth annual Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 at Champions Trace Golf Club located at 20 Avenue of Champions Nicholasville, Ky.

  • RTCA Seeks Nominations for White Horse Award

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America has put out the call for nominations for this year's White Horse Award, which recognizes and individual who has done something heroic on behalf of human or horse.

  • White Horse Award winner Eric Najduch

    RTCA Recognizes Winners, Need for Teamwork

    Eric Najduch was presented with the White Horse Award, which recognizes someone who has done something heroic for another human or a horse, on Oct. 29, but he used the opportunity to honor unsung heroes of horse racing.

  • James E. "Ted" Bassett

    Bassett to Receive Award From RTCA

    James E. "Ted" Bassett, the former chairman and president of Keeneland, will be presented with the Horace W. "Salty" Roberts Founder's Award at Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 13th annual White Horse luncheon.

  • Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von Rosen after a racing accident earlier this year at Turf Paradise, was presented with the 2014 White Horse Award by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America Oct. 30.

    Arvizu, Others Recognized by Chaplaincy

    Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von Rosen after a racing accident earlier this year at Turf Paradise, was presented with the 2014 White Horse Award by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America Oct. 30.

  • RTCANY to Host Turkey Giveaway

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America will again give away hundreds of turkeys this week at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course to needy families within the New York Thoroughbred industry.

  • Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson

    RTCA to Honor Whitney, Hendrickson

    Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson will receive the community service award at Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award Luncheon Oct. 31, 2013 at The Derby Restaurant in Arcadia, Calif.

  • Vet Mason to Receive 2013 White Horse Award

    Dr. Michael Mason will receive the 2013 White Horse Award for his effort to protect a loose horse and others at Emerald Downs, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Sept. 27.

  • White Horse Award to Late Remington Worker

    A Remington Park maintenance department employee who died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in March was honored posthumously Nov. 1 with the White Horse Award from the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

  • RTCA Names New Executive Director

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America's board of directors has named retiring United States Army Chaplain (Col.) Craig Wiley as its new executive director. He will assume his duties in April.

  • Jeremy Best (left) receives the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 2011 White Horse Award.

    Starting Gate Crewman Gets White Horse Award

    Remington Park gate crewman Jeremy Best has been selected as the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 2011 White Horse Award recipient for rescuing Quarter Horse jockey Roy Brooks during an incident last spring.

  • Bill Casner, co-owner of Well Armed, will be the feature speaker.

    HBPA to be Honored by RTCA

    At its annual White Horse Luncheon, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will present its 2011 Community Service Award to the Horseman's Benevolent Protective Association.

  • RTCA Honors Torres for Service

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America held its annual business meeting April 12 in Georgetown, Ky., that was followed by a banquet in tribute to retiring executive director Enrique Torres.

  • Steve Hiatt, a horse van operator in Northern California, was named the recipient of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award.

    Hiatt Earns White Horse Award

    Steve Hiatt, a horse van operator in Northern California, was named the recipient of the seventh annual Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • RTCA Extends White Horse Nominee Deadline

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Sept. 30, that the nominations deadline date for the 2009 White Horse Award has been extended to Oct. 15.

  • Race Track Chaplaincy of America to Relocate

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Aug. 20 that the national office of the organization will be formally moving to Georgetown, Ky., as of Jan. 1, 2010.

  • Belmont Bash to Benefit Equine Research

    The Belmont Bash, hosted by the New York Racing Association, and The Jockey Club, will be held June 4 at The Clubhouse at Meadowbrook Pointe in Westbury, N.Y.

  • Quarter Horse Jockey Thompson Dies

    Jockey Sam Thompson, who was injured during a spill at Los Alamitos Dec. 20, died at 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 25. Since the accident, Thompson was on life support in the coronary care unit at Los Alamitos Medical Center. When he began to fail, the decision was made to remove the life support. He was 36.

  • RTCA to Spread Christmas Cheer

    The Race Track Chaplaincy's New York division has teamed up with Darley USA, a group of local breeders and owners, and a concerned group of Saratoga residents to bring some Christmas joy to approximately 100 people connected to the backstretch community at Saratoga Race Course.

  • White Horse Award Luncheon Scheduled

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America will honor racing's unsung heroes with it sixth White Horse Award presented by Taylor Made at Santa Anita Park Oct. 23, the day before the start of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Rodney Burnett in his specially built wagon pulled by his two Morgan Horses, Jonas and King Regent, stop during a practice run near their Williston, FL Home.

    Paraplegic's Cross-Country Trip

    Longtime racetrack worker and paraplegic Rodney Burnett to make a 2,500-mile cross-country trip to raise awareness and funds for backstretch workers through the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, stem cell research through the Paralysis Project of America, and fund a therapeutic riding center in Ocala, Fla.

  • Aircraft Mechanic Ponce Receives White Horse Award

    Navy Aircraft Mechanic first class Johnny Arrendondo Ponce became the first non-track worker to win the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award when it was presented Oct. 25 at the Taylor Made Stallions' White Horse Heroes Luncheon at Monmouth Park.

  • RTCA Loses Bid for Kentucky Property

    Members of the Georgetown, Ky., City Council voted 7-0 Aug. 27 to sell 20 acres of the former Bradshaw farm property to Tracy Hilander instead of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

  • Preakness rivals Robby Albarado and Calvin Borel have committed to the Cajun Jockey Challenge.

    'Cajun Jockey Challenge' Set for Evangeline Downs

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will hold its first "Cajun Jockey Challenge" the evening of July 13. A brunch to assist the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will be held earlier that day.

  • Funds Would Go to Drug-Testing, Community Programs

    Capital Play, one of four bidders for the New York Thoroughbred racing franchise, said June 7 it would funnel $45 million to equine and community programs over a 20-year period should it win the right to operate Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.