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Monday, July 10, 2017

Calling Horse Racing’s Heroes: 2017 White Horse Awards Deadline Approaching

A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. There are heroes all around the horse racing industry, and the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) wants to recognize these selfless servants. RTCA is currently seeking nominees for its 15th Annual White Horse Award (WHA).  

These awards are presented annually at Race Track Chaplaincy of America’s White Horse Awards program to individuals who have done something heroic or have gone up and beyond on behalf of human or horse. It is a way to recognize those unsung heroes of horse racing, whether their actions are headline-grabbing, or the quiet and not-so-obvious kind of heroism.

This year’s White Horse Awards program will take place on Thursday, November 2, at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California, just prior to the beginning of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held at the same track. In addition to the White Horse award hero recognition, two other awards will be presented:

Tribute to Excellence Award- Individual who has consistently demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in the horse racing industry;
Community Service Award- Individual who has made significant contributions to the welfare of racetrack chaplaincy ministries.

To submit a nomination for either the White Horse, Tribute to Excellence, or Community Service Awards, visit www.facebook.com/pg/rtcanational/events for a complete list of rules and selection criteria, as well as downloadable nomination forms. The deadline for submission is September 8, 2017. For more information, please contact the RTCA National Service Center at (859) 410-7822.

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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 were Bob Hubbard Horse Transportation & KC Horse Transport, two competitors who put aside their business interests to save many horses from oncoming wild fires.

More about the Race Track Chaplaincy of America - The overall mission of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA), through its Councils and Chaplains, is to minister 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, please click here, or “Follow” us on Facebook.

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