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Monday, August 8, 2016

Nominations Now Open for RTCA’s White Horse Award

Do you know a hero within the horse racing industry? Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) is currently seeking nominees for our 14th Annual White Horse Award (WHA). The WHA is presented annually at Race Track Chaplaincy of America’s White Horse Award Luncheon to an individual who has done something heroic on behalf of human or horse. It is a way of recognizing those unsung heroes of horse racing, whether their actions are of a headline-grabbing, or the quiet and not-so-obvious kind of heroism.

This year’s White Horse Awards Luncheon will take place on Thursday, November 3, at the Embassy Suites in Arcadia, California, just prior to the beginning of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held in the same city at Santa Anita Park. In addition to the White Horse recognition, two other awards will be presented—the Tribute to Excellence and Community Service Awards.

To submit a nomination for either the White Horse, Tribute to Excellence, or Community Service Awards, visit for a complete list of rules and selection criteria, as well as downloadable nomination forms. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2016. For more information, please contact the RTCA National Service Center at (859) 410-7822.
More about the White Horse Award – The WHA was established in 2003 to recognize individuals within the horse racing industry for their acts of selflessness and bravery. The most recent recipients include an outrider who rescued a horse from an infield lake at Los Alamitos and a young man who rescued a fellow jockey when her horse suddenly collapsed at the end of a race, trapping her beneath it. For many people in the horse world, events like these are “just another day at work,” but RTCA wishes to recognize these heroic acts of love. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.” John 15:13

More about the Race Track Chaplaincy of America - The overall mission of the RTCA, through its Councils and Chaplains, is to make disciples for Jesus Christ through teaching, preaching, and ministering to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of those persons involved in all aspects of the horse racing industry. For more about the support RTCA provides to chaplains at race tracks across the United States please click here, “Follow” us on Facebook at “Race Track Chaplaincy of America.”

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