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RRP Accepting Silent Auction Donations

The RRP is accepting donations now for the 2021 Silent Auction, which runs online with items on display at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The 2021 Silent Auction is sponsored by Ocala Jockey Club. Click here for the donation form. The silent auction opens Oct. 8.

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Bookmakers Will Donate Profits From Britannia S. to Charity

Several bookmakers will donate their profits from the Britannia S. at Royal Ascot to various charities for the second year in a row. The following Betting and Gaming Council Members have all signed on: Flutter, which included Paddy Power, Betfair & Sky Bet bet365 Entain which is Ladbrokes and Coral William Hill Kindred (Unibet) BetVictor Betway Rank Group (Grosvenor Sport) the Tote Fitzdares In 2020, £250,000 was raised. This year the chartities that stand to benefit are: Prostate Cancer UK, Marie Curie, Care Radio and the three Armed Forces charities....

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Arc Promise Initiative Earns Over €60,000 in Donations

The Arc Promise, a new fundraising initiative based on the "Breeders' Cup Pledge, was launched by Au-Dela des Pistes ahead of Arc weeekend. After the results were tabulated, over €60,000 was raised by the connections of every runner that opted to donate a fraction of their earnings in the event of a win or place by their horse(s). The donations will go toward racehorses retired due to injury that need additional support before they can be retrained. Ecurie des Monceaux donated 30% of its breeders' premiums, which resulted in a...

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New York Race Track Chaplaincy Launches Matching Gift Campaign for Food Pantry

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America has launched a matching gift drive for its food pantry that will benefit backstretch workers at Belmont Park as they deal with the many challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Donations to the food pantry made between now and June 6 will be matched up to $25,000 by a member of the New York Racing Association (NYRA) Board of Directors. That gives the Chaplaincy the potential to raise up to $50,000 for its pantry, one of the few in the area...

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Nourish Lexington Initiative Will Employ Displaced Food Service Workers to Feed Lexington Families in need

Nourish Lexington, an initiative to utilize hospitality workers recently unemployed due to the COVID-19 closings as well as other community food assets to provide prepared meals to those who need immediate access to food, has been created by several Central Kentucky community organizations, including Keeneland. FoodChain, with support from the E.E. Murry Family Foundation, Keeneland and VisitLEX, formed Nourish Lexington as a model collaboration to use the skills and talents of local chefs, businesses, farms, funders and nonprofit agencies in order to feed our hungry community members. Other generous donors...

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A Message from the Belmont Child Care Association

The Board of Directors and staff of the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. sent out the following message Friday: "With the doors of Anna House closed, and upcoming events postponed, the BCCA staff is working remotely as we continue to be true to our mission to serve the children and the families of the backstretch. While all of these measures are necessary, they do come with financial consequences for our organization as we have a large overhead which must be maintained during this closure. We are monitoring the situation closely...

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BCCA Seeks Donations
BCCA Seeks Donations

The Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA), which operates a childcare and early-childhood education facility at Belmont Park for backstretch families, needs supplies for infants and toddlers. The BCCA provides vital support to those who work in Thoroughbred racing, but Mar. 17 they closed their facility, called Anna House, consistent with Nassau County's decision to close public schools to help limit the spread of coronavirus. "Anna House has been an integral part of the community, 365 days a year, since 2003 when we opened. This is the first time we've ever...

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