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Friday, August 20, 2010

Do You Know Someone Worth of Nomination for the RTCA's White Horse Award?

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) is looking for nomination's for this year's White Horse Award, which will recognize a racing-related heroic act on behalf of human or horse, occurring since September 1, 2009. Nominations must be submitted by August 31, 2010 to the RTCA National office.

The RTCA’s White Horse Award is given annually to a racing related horse person judged to have performed the most heroic act on behalf of human or horse. It is presented at the White Horse Heroes Luncheon, held at the host track of the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, two days before the year-end series of championship events.

The White Horse Fellowship, which elects the winner, is composed of individual and corporation partners who rank among the industry’s best-known leaders. They value the contribution our unheralded workers make to the racing industry and are concerned citizens and proactive residents of racing’s global backstretch village. Each believes in the RTCA’s mission to provide for their spiritual, emotional, physical, social and educational needs and have decided to take a leadership roll in not only honoring those workers, but providing direct assistance.

The White Horse Award winner receives a $5,000 cash prize, a limited-edition, white bronze statue by noted sculptress Lisa Perry, and other donated gifts and prizes. The three runners-up receive $1,000 each and the final four nominees earn an all-expense paid trip to the Breeders’ Cup races.

The nominator must provide contact information for the nominee, and a detailed description of the basis for the nomination. Eyewitness accounts, testimonies, and any other supporting information are encouraged. RTCA staff and council members are not eligible.

If you would like to submit a nomination for the RTCA's 2010 White Horse Award, you can fax to the information to (502) 863-8792 or email it to info@rtcanational.org.

More information is available at www.rtcanational.org.

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