New Revenue Record For Jockeys And Jeans All American Stallion Season Sale

The 2024 All American Thoroughbred Stallion Sale put on by Jockeys and Jeans raised a total of $95,550, the organization announced Friday. The proceeds, which will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), are a record for the sale which also included a record 48 seasons sold. Donations came from 32 farms across seven states and included 73 no-guarantee seasons purchased by 25 individual breeders. "It was truly a community effort and one whose response proves racing is indeed a community; one that cares," said Interim Jockeys and Jeans President...

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Horseshoe Indy Makes Veteran's Day Donation To HVAF

Team members and racing fans at Horseshoe Indianapolis participated in the third annual Veteran's Day event Nov. 10 to raise proceeds for the Hoosier Veterans and Families, Inc. (HVAF) of Indiana, according to a release by the track Monday. The event featured several ways to raise funding and awareness for veterans including naming each race in honor of a veteran associated in some way to Horseshoe Indianapolis. Special saddle towels were also awarded to veterans and family members honored during the racing program. Additionally, a Veteran's Day Pick 5 Challenge...

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Buses Donated by Horseshoe Indianapolis

Two 2020 Shuttle buses were donated by Horseshoe Indianapolis to two organizations in Shelby County. The J. Kenneth Self Boys & Girls Club and Girls, Inc each received a shuttle from the previous fleet utilized by guests for the racetrack and casino visiting the facility. "Each of these shuttles have less than 300 miles on them, so we hope they will be beneficial for both organizations for many years to come," said Anna Dougherty, Vice President of Finance. "I'm very passionate about these organizations as my kids attended both facilities....

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Keeneland To Donate $100K to Grayson-Jockey Club

As a signal of its commitment to supporting equine safety and welfare research, Keeneland will pledge a total of $100,000 over the next four years to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. "The best interest of the horse is the beginning and end of all we do at Keeneland," said Shannon Arvin, president and CEO of Keeneland. "In furtherance of our mission, Keeneland has long championed the important work of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which is a leader in equine safety, integrity, and research. Especially exciting is Grayson's study of advancing...

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TAA Hosts Second Annual Holiday Giving Campaign

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will host its second annual Holiday Giving Campaign beginning Nov. 28 and running through Dec. 31. The 2023 campaign, designed to increase awareness for accredited Thoroughbred aftercare and to raise funds for the accredited organizations responsible for ensuring a quality life for equine athletes after their racing careers, is set to follow the success of last year's inaugural campaign which raised over $180,000. "Our Thoroughbred horses provide us with so much, and each donation to the campaign goes a long way in supporting a network of...

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'TRF Cheers To 40 Years' Day Staged at Keeneland

Highlighted by a special check presentation in the winner's circle, the leadership of Keeneland recognized October 20th as "TRF Cheers to 40 Years" Day at Keeneland in celebration of the Foundation's four decades of commitment to the welfare and retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has been a pioneer in aftercare for retired racehorses since its founding in 1983. Joined by TRF Board Member Katie LaMonica and Warden Abby Caudill of Blackburn Correctional Complex, the Keeneland team presented the TRF with a donation of $4,000 toward the...

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Blue Grass Farms Charities Receives HOKC Grant

Edited Press Release Officials at Blue Grass Farms Charities (BGFC) have announced that the organization has received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $6,354.00 to purchase 75 middle school backpacks and 200 grade school backpacks. Blue Grass Farms Charities serves individuals and their families who work in the Central Kentucky Thoroughbred industry by providing health and human services in six counties. HOKC awarded $3.1 million in grants supporting 343 non-profits, impacting more than 3.8 million Kentuckians.  Grants are made possible through donations...

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Moulton Donation To Benefit Lexington's Town Branch Park

Prominent owner/breeder Susan Moulton has made a $2-million donation to Town Branch Park in Lexington which will be used to fund the construction of a water play area named in honor of Moulton's son Will Naylor Smith, who passed away 16 years ago at the age of eight. Moulton, who for the last five years has been splitting her time between San Antonio, Texas, and her Versailles farm, has expressed an interest in becoming more involved in the community--especially with children. Town Branch Park is helping to transform acres of...

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Denali Stud Pledges $5K One-Day Match Donation to TAA Holiday Giving Campaign

As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)'s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Denali Stud has pledged to match all donations up to $5,000 made to the TAA Dec. 1. "Denali Stud proudly supports the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance," said Denali Stud Owner, Craig Bandoroff. "TAA does the due diligence of accrediting aftercare farms and distributing grants to help care for the horses. It's our obligation, not an option, to fund Thoroughbred aftercare. Join Denali Stud and donate to the TAA's Holiday Giving Campaign today." TAA's Holiday Giving Campaign commenced Nov. 29...

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Horse Racing Women's Summit Digital Tickets Now Available

The Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS) committee has partnered with the Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation to offer access to digital tickets from the Inaugural Horse Racing Women's Summit for a suggested donation of $25. Those interested in accessing the video links from the inaugural event can purchase a ticket by visiting the Horse Racing Women's Summit EventBrite page. "Finding a way to share the incredible insights that our speakers shared with attendees in September was a goal from the beginning," said committee member Shona Rotondo. "Doing so in a way...

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Repole, BodyArmor, Donate $24 Million to Youth Sports

BodyArmor and its founder, Mike Repole, will donate $24 million to the Mamba and Mambacita Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive impact for underserved athletes and boys and girls in sports, the company announced Tuesday. It is the single largest donation that the foundation has ever received. The news was first reported by Front Office Sports. Repole is the co-owner of Mo Donegal (Uncle Mo), the co-fourth choice at 10-1 in the morning line for Saturday's GI Kentucky Derby. The Mamba and Mambacita Foundation was founded in memory...

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Gun Runner Season To Benefit Tornado-Ravaged Western KY

A no-guarantee season to record-setting first-crop sire Gun Runner will be auctioned off at the conclusion of the opening session of next month's Keeneland January Sale Jan. 10, with all proceeds to benefit victims of deadly tornadoes that struck Western Kentucky earlier this month. "It is unimaginable the damage and suffering wreaked upon so many of the communities and good people of Western Kentucky," said Three Chimneys Chairman Goncalo Torrealba. "Three Chimneys, our partner Ron Winchell, and the entire Thoroughbred horse industry share the grief of those whose lives have...

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