Gulfstream Park's charity events on Florida Derby Weekend, including the inaugural Battle of the Apron and Florida Derby Cocktails and Horse Tales, raised more than $50,000 for the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC).
The Battle of the Apron, featuring chefs from 11 of South Florida's most popular restaurants cooking their signature dishes, had approximately 200 people Sunday evening. Cocktails and Horse Tales, held in Gulfstream's walking ring Friday evening, was enjoyed by more than 150 people. Money was raised through donations and silent auctions that included stallion seasons to Shaman Ghost and Mucho Macho Man.
Sponsors included Gulfstream Park, Hardacre Farm, St. Elias Stable and Adena Springs.
“We were thrilled to have such successful events which received so much community support,” said trainer and Florida TRAC Vice President Jena Antonucci. “It is so important that we continue to include those outside our industry and teach them about what we do in racing and beyond. Trying so many unique dishes and learning about different restaurants in South Florida provided for a fun evening. We look forward in growing our events throughout the remainder of the year. We especially want to thank all our sponsors.”
Florida TRAC has adopted out more than 120 retired Thoroughbreds to forever homes over the past two years.
For more information on Florida TRAC go to: https://www.fltrac.org/
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