Nearly 300 Riders Register for Canter for a Cause


Canter for a CauseJerry D Photography

A total of 270 riders from around the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond have signed up to take part in the popular Canter for a Cause Sunday, Oct. 30 at historic Pimlico Race Course. Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club, Canter for a Cause allows the public the chance to walk, trot, canter or gallop their favorite horse or pony over the same track that has hosted such legends as Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral and recent Triple Crown champions American Pharoah and Justify. More than 250 riders participated in last year's Canter for a Cause, which returned after missing 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“It's a great event and everybody is excited to do it again. We have almost 300 riders signed up, all for a great cause,” said Georganne Hale, vice president of racing development for the Maryland Jockey Club. “The people that come appreciate the fact that they're riding on the same racetrack as some of the greatest horses in history.”

Canter for a Cause is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration cost $60 per trip, with proceeds going to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA).

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