www.racingscholarships.com. In addition, registration forms can be obtained at John's Run Walk Shop in Lexington.The Race for Education enables children of low-income equine industry families, as well as young people who want to pursue an equine or agriculture related careers, to obtain a college degree by providing tuition support, literacy training, mentoring services and assistance in finding career-related internships during college. When students have graduated, The Race for Education also assists them with finding jobs in the Thoroughbred industry.
Stan Bergstein, the longtime executive vice president of Harness Tracks of America, has been a tireless promoter of the
HTA's scholarship program and art auction, and he wants people in Central Kentucky's Thoroughbred community to know there are many works of art in this year's auction that would be attractive to them, including a striking charcoal painting of Man o' War that is one of the 11 original offerings of George Ford Morris, the foremost American equine artist of the early to mid 20th Century.The extensive catalogue of art offerings (which can be seen by clicking
here) also includes oil paintings of Albatross and Keystone Ore by Richard Stone Reeves, a large collection of Currier & Ives lithographs, a harness “six-pack” of equine comedies by the renowned Pierre Bellocq, better known to Daily Racing Form readers as “Peb,” bronzes, sculptures, and some collectibles from the late harness racing legend, Stanley Dancer, including a transparent acrylic toilet seat embedded with pari-mutuel tickets from tracks around North America. There are hundreds of offerings for a variety of interests and price levels.The HTA Scholarship Fund Equine Art Auction takes place at the Tattersalls Sales Barn adjacent to the Red Mile in Lexington between 8 a.m. and noon. The scholarships have supported hundreds of children of individuals working in the harness industry or young people already engaged in the sport.
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