Friday, August 19, 2011

Fabulous Fillies Day at Saratoga Race Course Benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

NYRA hosted Fabulous Fillies Day at Saratoga Race Course to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ("BCRF") on Friday, August 19th. NYRA celebrated women and the glamour that they bring to Saratoga Race Course every year, and we acknowledged an extraordinary woman in Thoroughbred racing, Anne Campbell of Dogwood Stable, with a race named in her honor on the day.
Saratoga Race Course played host to a true Fabulous Fillies Day as NYRA Vice President and Director of Racing, PJ Campo, carded only filly and mare races on the day!
The NYRA flag and program color were pink, the statue of Sea Hero in the paddock was adorned with a blanket of pink flowers, and all of the horses wore pink saddlecloths and the grooms wore pink jackets embossed with the BCRF logo.
ALL of our fans received pink bracelets upon arrival and they made significant donations to the BCRF.
The highlight of the day was The Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon. Jeannine Edwards of ESPN was the emcee and Dr. Larry Norton, Scientific Advisor of the BCRF, provided the attendees with a most informative discussion on Breast Cancer: How We Are Winning The Race.
NYRA President and CEO, Charles Hayward presented the BCRF with a check for $5,000 and Linda Rice presented a check to the BCRF from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association for $5,000.
Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Scott Johnson, presented NYRA and the BCRF with a citation commemorating Fabulous Fillies Day.
NYRA assisted the BCRF in raising $100,000!