NY Racetrack Chaplaincy

NY Racetrack Chaplaincy Breaks Ground on Multi-Purpose Building

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America, created in 1986, held a groundbreaking ceremony Mar. 28 for a multi-purpose building and chapel on the grounds of Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 3,500-square foot facility (which Chaplaincy officials hope will open this fall) will be located just inside the Gate 6 entrance to Belmont Park and will include a chapel which will also function as a multi-purpose room, office space for the chaplaincy staff, and a classroom to be used as a learning center. Among those who participated in...

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NY Chaplaincy Seeks Summer Program Sponsors

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy is seeking support for its Summer Enrichment Program in Saratoga for the children of backstretch workers. For over a decade, the chaplaincy has provided the program to keep Saratoga families together during the racing season and give the children an opportunity to experience a summer that some have never had before; away from the city and the track. In 2020, the NY Chaplaincy commenced a Summer Enrichment Program in Belmont in order to fulfill the local need for a summer program due to the...

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Finley, Dominguez Assume New Roles for NY Racetrack Chaplaincy

West Point Thoroughbreds' Terry Finley and retired Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez have been named chairman and president, respectively, of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy. Finley has been an active supporter of the Chaplaincy for several years and he and his wife Debbie were honored last August for their continued support of the backstretch community and the chaplaincy in particular. Dominguez has been on the Chaplaincy's Board of Directors since 2012. "Terry and Ramon both maintain a deep appreciation for the importance of our work," said Humberto Chavez,...

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