Earle Mack Continues Aid in Ukraine

Operation Heat Ukraine, a humanitarian effort begun by owner/breeder Earle I. Mack, who is also the former Ambassador to Finland, and former New York Governor George E. Pataki, will undertake a fourth mission to Ukraine. Mack and Pataki have already donated and delivered nearly 1,000 industrial and residential heaters benefitting over one million Ukrainian civilians. Operation Heat Ukraine is a non-profit focused on helping those suffering due to the continued Russian attacks. "As we reach the one-year mark of the war in Ukraine, it has never been more important to...

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Over £250,000 Raised At Tattersalls Stallion Nomination Auction

Oliver St Lawrence has heaped praise on the bloodstock industry for coming together and supporting the online sale of stallion nominations in aid of the Giving To Ukraine charity and the Disasters Emergency Committee's Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal on Tuesday. The sale was hosted by Tattersalls and, according to St Lawrence, over £250,000 has been raised, but that figure is expected to rise to £300,000 by close of play on Wednesday. A nomination to Showcasing(GB)  topped the session when selling to Turquoise Bloodstock for 35,000gns while the La Australiana Partnership went...

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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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Earle Mack Honored with KTOB's William T. Young Humanitarian Award

Owner, breeder, humanitarian, and philanthropist Earle Mack was bestowed with the William T. Young Humanitarian Award by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB) Wednesday morning. The former U.S. Ambassador, who has been breeding and racing Thoroughbreds for nearly six decades and has had 25 black-type winners, including Canadian Triple Crown winner Peteski (Affirmed) and U.S. MGISW November Snow (Storm Cat), is well known for his humanitarian work, both in the industry and in the greater world. A long-time supporter of numerous equine charities and a strong proponent of Thoroughbred...

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'Dino' Nom Brings E23K To Aid Ukraine

A nomination for Doctor Dino (Fr) (Muhtathir {GB}) realized the high bid of €23,000 from Nicola Fitzgerald at the Auctav March Sale Mar. 30. Offered by the Doctor Dino Syndicate, the full amount of the nomination will be donated to Unicef to help the children of Ukraine. "We already have several offspring by Doctor Dino and they are truly exceptional," said Fiztgerald of the stallion, who stands for €18,000 at Haras du Mesnil in France. "It was a great opportunity and the fact that this sale is for charity only...

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Doctor Dino Season To Raise Money for Ukraine Children

The Doctor Dino Syndicate will offer a season to the stallion through the Auctav online auction site Mar. 30, with all the proceeds to be donated to Unicef to help children in Ukraine. The season will be listed as "0" at the top of the sale which will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (French Time) on This is an unconditional sale, payable upon receipt of the invoice, and the nomination must be used during the 2022 or 2023 breeding season, by a Thoroughbred or a AQPS...

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Pataki, Mack and Brant Lead Humanitarian Group to Assist Ukranian Refugees

Former Governor of New York George Pataki, the founder of the Pataki Leadership Center and a trustee of the Advisory Council of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation joins Appeal of Conscience Foundation Trustee and the former U.S.  Ambassador to Finland Earle I. Mack and philanthropist Peter M. Brant, also a member of the Advisory Council of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, to deliver medical supplies, food, clothing and other essentials to the Ukrainian refugees arriving in Hungary. Mack and Brant departed Florida with a plane load of supplies Thursday evening....

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At Ukrainian Racetrack, Just Trying to Survive

Olga Bondar makes the trip each day from her home in central Kyiv to the racecourse outside the city to care for and feed her horses. She knows the dangers involved, but she can't abandon her horses. She has no plans to leave a country under siege. "When I come here, I don't know if I will make it home because anything can happen in war," she said. "You don't know if you will be alive tomorrow." Bondar is a trainer, a driver and the vice director of the Kyiv...

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Russian EMHF Application “Will Not Be Further Progressed”

The European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation released a statement on Wednesday noting that Russia's application to join the federation has been placed on hold, and expressed its "concern and sympathy" for Ukraine. The statement read, "The European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation (EMHF) is a federation of the governing authorities for Thoroughbred Horseracing across the European and Mediterranean region. The EMHF recently received application from the Russian National Racing Association seeking membership. This application will not be further progressed at this time. "The EMHF expresses its concern and sympathy for our...

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