Horses and Hope

Record Crowd Of 124,589 Attends Oaks 142 At Churchill

A record-breaking 124,589 fans watched Cathryn Sophia capture the 142nd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Perfect weather contributed to an outstanding day of racing and a crowd that broke the previous attendance record of 123,763 set just last year. Wagering from all-sources on the full Kentucky […]

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Nominations Open For KY Oaks Survivors Parade

Churchill Downs Racetrack and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced that the online nomination process to select 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the 2016 Survivors Parade is open to the public. To nominate and select survivors to champion breast and ovarian health in this year’s Survivors […]

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Horses and Hope Ambassador Takes Breast Cancer Awareness Message Overseas

Horses and Hope, a Kentucky-based program to increase breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral among horse industry workers and their families, will soon be going international. Champion equestrian Misdee Wrigley Miller, who is also an ambassador for Horses and Hope, will be competing in two European Equestrian World Cup qualifying events in Germany, […]

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Churchill Downs to Donate Over $100,000 to Trio of Charities

Three charitable organizations will visit Churchill Downs Racetrack during “Downs After Dark” festivities on Saturday, June 14 to accept donations totaling $127,000 from the historic track that were generated by activities during this year’s celebration of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks. Checks will be presented by Dana Johnson, Churchill […]

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Female Jockeys: Sisters Doin’ It for Themselves

Keeneland recently honored several of horse racing’s top female jockeys – retired and active – in ceremonies held last Sunday. The event – Ladies of the Turf – was held in conjunction with Horses and Hope, an organization to raise awareness of breast cancer among women working in Kentucky’s horse industry. Jockeys that were present […]

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Keeneland Celebrates ‘Ladies of the Turf’

On Sunday, Keeneland hosted “Ladies of the Turf” to honor 21 retired and active female jockeys, including those who were first allowed to ride in 1969 and some of the most accomplished members of their profession. Among the women who participated in the day’s events were Hall of Famer Julie Krone; Kathy Kusner, the first […]

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Keeneland, Horses and Hope to Co-Host ‘Ladies of the Turf’ Pink Day April 13

Approximately 25 retired and active female jockeys, including those who were first allowed to ride in 1969 and some of the most accomplished members of their profession, will be honored at Keeneland on April 13 as part of Horses and Hope Pink Day. Keeneland co-hosts Pink Day with Horses and Hope, First Lady Jane Beshear’s […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: A New Year of Horses and Hope

The world of horse rescue isn’t easy for anyone to take day in and day out. For volunteers who frequent horse auctions along the Canadian or Mexican borders, bidding against agents for meat processing plants, the constant onslaught of confused, homeless horses can be enough to make them lose faith in the world. Photographer Sarah […]

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‘Horses and Hope’ Preps for Two Upcoming September Events

“Horses and Hope,” an initiative that works within the equine industry to educate, promote awareness of, and raise funds for detection and treatment of breast cancer, has two upcoming events. On Sept. 7, Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., will have a “Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Races,” with retired jockey Patricia Cooksey and Mary […]

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Churchill Downs Makes Sizable Contributions to Horses and Hope, Dare to Care

Representatives of the breast cancer outreach organization Horses & Hope and Louisville’s Dare to Care food bank accepted charitable donations totaling more than $100,000 from Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) on Sunday, June 30 as the historic track wrapped-up its 38-day Spring Meet. The funds presented to organizations were generated during Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks […]

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