West Point Thoroughbreds’ CEO and founder Terry Finley and Purple Haze Stable’s Wanda Polisseni will be honored at Equine Advocates’ 17th annual awards dinner, to be held at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs Aug. 2, for making major contributions in the area of equine protection. Finley will be given the Safe Home Equine Protection Award, while Polisseni will be presented the Ellen and Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award.
Finley, a resident of Saratoga Springs, came to the rescue of Thoroughbreds stranded in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, helping arrange a plane to deliver much-needed food and supplies. He also sits on the boards of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Thoroughbred Charities of America.
Polisseni was the largest contributor to the construction of Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program’s Purple Haze Center, the first and only adoption center built on the grounds of a racetrack.
Tickets for the event are $250 per person and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. All proceeds will benefit Equine Advocates Horse Rescue, Sanctuary and Human Education programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (518) 392-0175 or email [email protected].