Turfway Park: Ownership Group to Help Fund Health Screenings

by | 12.20.2013 | 12:09pm

In 2012, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners formed a charitable partnership with the Susan G. Komen Greater Cincinnati Affiliate whereby a percentage of race earnings won by the company's star filly, In Lingerie, were donated to the charity. As In Lingerie put forth victories in the Black Eyed Susan and Spinster Stakes she helped execute on Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' vision of raising money for the Cincinnati Affiliate. In all, In Lingerie's success helped raise approximately $30,000 for the Greater Cincinnati Affiliate in 2012.

In an effort to continue 2012's success, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners expanded its' partnership with the local Komen affiliate in 2013. Under the 2013 partnership, any time an Eclipse filly won a Graded Stakes race, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners agreed to underwrite the cost of providing a day of no-cost mobile mammography screening services to women in the Tri-State area; including programs for thoroughbred industry workers located in Northern Kentucky. Different from the prior year's partnership, this program applied to all fillies in the company's stable, as well as underwrote a specific program within the Komen Affiliate's geographic area.

With Byrama, Charlie Em and Silsita all winning Graded Stakes races for Eclipse in 2013, the partnership has again proved successful as Eclipse will now underwrite three days of no-cost mobile mammography services for women within the area. With a desire to focus on those within the thoroughbred industry, the first day of no-cost screening services is slated to take place at Turfway Park on December 27th.

Lee Midkiff, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Chairman, commented, “We are ecstatic with the performances put forth on the track this year by Byrama, Charlie EM and Silsita. While their victories gave our partners a phenomenal thrill, they also enabled us to execute on our goal of bringing screening services to uninsured women in the Tri-State area, including those working in the thoroughbred industry. We are delighted that the first screening day is able to take place at Turfway Park. Not only is the track located in close proximity to our headquarters, it is also the location of our company's first graded stakes win, as well as Silsita's win in the Bourbonette Oaks this year that helped contribute a day to this program.”

No-cost screenings facilitated by St Elizabeth Health Care will take place at Turfway Park on December 27th between 1:30 and 5:30 PM. Those interested in scheduling an appointment may call 859-655-7400.

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