New Vocations Launches 13th Annual BC Pledge

New Vocations has launched its 13th annual Breeders' Cup Pledge, in which connections of Breeders' Cup contenders pledge a percentage of their earnings to support the charity. To date, the pledge has raised over $950,000 to support New Vocations. "This year's Pledge is extra special as New Vocations is celebrating its 30-year anniversary and the Breeders' Cup is being hosted minutes away from our main facility in Lexington," said Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director. "We are so thankful for the owners and trainers who have supported this important...

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Secretariat Center To Host Movie Night

The Secretariat Center will host "Movie Night Under the Stars," featuring the movie Dreamer Oct. 1. The event opens at 6 p.m. with the movie starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person and are on sale at There will be food available for purchase from Salsarita's, Mr. Gyro, and Mister Softee Ice Cream and beverages from Blue Stallion Brewery. They will have a Keeneland Kid Zone, mini ponies, a Lexington FD fire truck and horse jumps for kids. Popcorn is free and there will be special giveaways...

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Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation to Host Golf Tournament

The Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation will hold its inaugural golf tournament and auction Oct. 10 at Houston Oaks Golf Course in Paris, Kentucky. In a short period of time the foundation has awarded scholarships to eight young people from North America and Europe. This was made possible by the support and collaboration of KEMI, Irish National Stud, Springhouse Farm, Lane's End, University of Limerick, University College Dublin and the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. This inaugural golf tournament has sponsorship and donation opportunities...

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Secretariat Center to Host 'Bluegrass Brunch & Bubbles' Fundraiser

The Secretariat Center will host its first-ever "Bluegrass Brunch and Bubbles" event featuring a silent auction fundraiser to benefit the rehabilitation and rehoming of Thoroughbred racehorses from 10:00 am-12:00 pm Sept. 24, 2022, at the Secretariat Center farm located within the Kentucky Horse Park. Tickets for this unique brunch experience are $50 per person and come with all-inclusive access to a Winner's Circle Bluegrass Brunch catered by DV8 Kitchen, a bottomless Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar, pastries by Magee's Bakery, and coffee by Thoroughbred Coffee Station all generously sponsored by...

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NYRA to Host Ukraine Day Aug. 24 at Saratoga

The New York Racing Association will hold a day-long tribute and fundraiser for Ukraine at Saratoga Race Course Wednesday, Aug. 24, to correspond with the date of Ukraine's declared independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Fans are encouraged to wear yellow and blue in celebration of Ukraine and the Ukrainian flag will fly above the infield at Saratoga Race Course, adjacent to the American flag. Members of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the largest nonprofit in the United States dedicated to advancing and supporting the role...

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CARMAthon to Return Aug. 20

California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) is revamping its summer online fundraiser which will be live on TVG Saturday, Aug. 20--sharing the GI Del Mar Oaks Day coverage. Heartwarming and uplifting stories of Thoroughbred aftercare will be shared on CARMA's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts throughout the month of August and all-day Aug. 20. "CARMAthon has been a huge win for us, especially given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic," said Billy Koch, CARMA President and Founder and Managing Partner of Little Red Feather Racing. "The racing industry has really stepped up...

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Jockeys to Pay Tribute to National Disability Independence Day, Fundraise for PDJF July 30

Jockeys competing on Saturday, July 30 (or another mutually agreed upon date that week at racetracks not racing that day) will pay tribute to National Disability Independence Day and raise awareness and funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Last year's event raised more than $50,000 at racetracks across the country. Jockeys at some 20 racetracks are expected to participate in various activities to support the PDJF while also saluting National Disability Independence Day, which marks the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Throughout...

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Woodbine Racing Community Holding Fundraiser for Fallen Rider Sheena Ryan

Fellow jockeys, exercise riders, trainers, owners, grooms and several other members of the Woodbine horse racing community will come together Monday, June 20, for the 'Backstretch Baseball Tournament' at Paul Coffey Park in Malton to raise money for jockey Sheena Ryan, who suffered serious injuries in a morning training accident in the backstretch in early May, injuries that required major surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital. The event, which includes six teams playing in the tournament, a $5 BBQ lunch, free ice cream truck, DJ Fabulous, a silent auction, and a 50/50...

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Tickets and Sponsorships Available for NY Race Track Chaplaincy Brunch

Tickets are now on sale for the New York Race Track Chaplaincy's fundraising Brunch at Saratoga National Golf Club Aug. 17. Tickets can be obtained online or by calling 516-216-5196. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for interested persons, groups or organizations. The honoree at this year's brunch will be Andy Serling, the New York Racing Association television analyst and handicapper. Previous honorees for their devotion to the backstretch community include: Anne Campbell, Edgar Prado, Michael Dubb, Fay and David Donk, Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, Letty and Kiaran McLaughlin, Lisa...

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CKRH to Auction Off Stars' Halters As Part of June 18 Gala Fundraiser

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH), a non-profit therapeutic riding program, is celebrating the return of its Night of the Stars gala in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion June 18, 2022, which will include dinner, silent & live auctions and a simulated Thoroughbred auction that gives guests the opportunity to sponsor a CKRH rider and program horse team for the coming year. Tickets to the event and more information can be found here. Nearly 250 items are now available for online bidding, including: 19 halters worn by various Thoroughbred superstars such...

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Jockeys and Jeans to Be Held July 2 at Churchill

Jockeys and Jeans, a group founded by former jockeys to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, will hold their eighth annual fundraising event at Churchill Downs July 2. The popular event will take place on the final day of Churchill Downs's Spring Meet and include a day of live racing featuring the GII Stephen Foster S. The event has been scheduled to take place at Churchill Downs since 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until 2022. In a show of support and recognition that the...

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Seattle Slew License Plate Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its specialty Seattle Slew license plate. Since its release on May 1, 2017, the number of Kentuckians who have chosen to use the plate has continued to increase annually. From each purchase and renewal of the plate, $10 is donated to the KEEP Foundation to be used for educational initiatives related to the state's horse industry. To date, funding from the license plate has totaled nearly $140,000. The KEEP Foundation's Seattle Slew specialty license plate would not...

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