Fundraiser

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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Jockeys & Jeans Fundraiser at Churchill Downs Canceled

Jockeys and Jeans announced the cancellation of the fundraiser for Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund scheduled for Nov. 14 at Churchill Downs. "It's sad because the needs of former jockeys who suffered career ending injuries go on, but given the need to battle this deadly disease, it is necessary," said Jockeys and Jeans President, Barry Pearl. Added Churchill's Executive Director of Racing Mike Ziegler, "Due to the nature of Jockey and Jeans and the way it brings people together from all over the country, we want to ensure that it can...

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Marylou Whitney Collection Auction Adds 220 Items

The Marylou Whitney Collection Auction online event has added 220 items from the philanthropist's estate. The newly released items will include a featured framed original painting by Whitney entitled "Snow Bird"; signed, circa 1966. The items will be added to the auction and available for bidding  at 9:00 am EST July 30 with bidding on all items in the collection ending at 11:59 pm EST on Whitney Day, Aug. 1. The Marylou Whitney Collection auction benefits the new building that will be the future home of the backstretch medical clinic...

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TRF to Host BBQ at the Barn Fundraiser

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host a re-imagined "TRF BBQ at the Barn" summer fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Saratoga Winery. This year's BBQ will be carry-out with a twist. Guests will drive thru the grounds to enjoy a "TRF Experience" with miniature ponies, racing celebrities, goodies for the kids, and a special appearance by Joey, the TRF Herd Ambassador, who will be returning to Saratoga from the TRF Second Chances Program at Wallkill. The event will feature food from Barnsider BBQ in...

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Saratoga Face Mask Charitable Initiative Expands

The New York Racing Association and the City of Saratoga Springs will add two local non-profit organizations to the list of beneficiaries of a joint initiative to raise funds for the community through the sale of Saratoga Race Course face masks. In addition to Franklin Community Center and Shelters of Saratoga, the list of beneficiaries will be expanded to include AIM Services, Inc. and the SNACpack Program (Saratoga Nutrition Assistance for Children). A portion of proceeds will be donated in equal allotments to support the efforts of the four Saratoga...

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R.A.C.E. Fund Online Auction Fundraiser Starts May 22

The Retirement Assistance and Care for Equines Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA accredited, will launch its 2020 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting May 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST and ending May 29 to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include: halters of the following: 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, 2012 and 2013 American Champion Female Sprinter Groupie Doll, 2013 Breeders Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, 2014 Florida Derby winner Constitution, 2014 Holy Bull...

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Cross Gate Charity Auction Through May 9

Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, KY is hosting an online Charity Challenge Auction which started Thursday, Apr. 30 and will end at 3:00 pm ET Saturday, May 9. The auction features 281 lots, with a mixture of early and contemporary American and British works, as well as some assorted prints, serigraphs, and engravings (many of which are signed). Among th featured artists are Alfred Munnings, Andre Pater, Valeriy Gridnev, Henry Faulkner and LeRoy Neiman. Cross Gate will donate 50% of the hammer price of each item to the 501(c)(3) charity...

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