Sunday, July 31, 2011

NYRA Hosts the Race For Education at Saratoga Race Course

The Race For Education announced the Olivia M. Saylor/Fleet Indian Scholarship at Saratoga Race Course on July 31st. Formerly known as the Fleet Indian Scholarship in honor of Fleet Indian, winner of the Personal Ensign and the 2006 Eclipse Award, it was established for a New York student wishing to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.
This scholarship, personally funded by Paul Saylor, was re-named this year to honor the memory of Paul's daughter, Olivia M. Saylor. Mr. Saylor, along with Elizabeth Jensen, Executive Director of the Race For Education, presented a check for $24,000 to Victoria Casso.
The mission of the Race For Education is "to engage the youth of the backstretch racing community and their families, and initialize positive growth and education of skills needed for a bright academic future."
This year, NYRA President and CEO, Charles Hayward, presented a check for $2500 to the Race For Education in memory of Olivia M. Saylor.