breast cancer

11th Annual Race For the Ribbon Fundraiser, Charles Town Oaks Set For Sept. 21

In partnership with the West Virginia Breast Health Initiative, Inc., Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will once again present a day of activities dedicated to the fight against breast cancer for the 11th straight year. On Saturday, September 21, Hollywood Casino will host a 5K fun run, the 11th annual Race for the Ribbon […]

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Rethink Breast Cancer To Be Official Charity Of 2019 Queen’s Plate

Woodbine Entertainment welcomes back Rethink Breast Cancer as the official charity partner of The Queen’s Plate and has launched its first online 50/50 raffle in support of the Canadian organization’s mission. Rethink Breast Cancer’s mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer through innovative education, support and […]

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Lanerie Back In The Winner’s Circle: ‘Get Life Moving Forward Again’

Corey Lanerie rode at Ellis Park Friday for the first time this summer as the four-time meet titlist resumed riding regularly following the June 22 death of his wife, Shantel. With his third mount of the day, Lanerie was back in the winner’s circle for the fourth race, with track announcer Jimmy McNerney saying, “Hide […]

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‘She Would Want Me To Be Happy’: Lanerie Back In The Irons Saturday At Arlington

Jockey Corey Lanerie will return to the saddle this Saturday at Arlington Park, riding for the first time since his wife’s sudden death just 15 days ago. Shantel Lanerie was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in early 2018, according to courier-journal.com, but died of sepsis on June 22. “I don’t know if I’m strange or […]

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Indiana Grand ‘Pink Out’ Event Honors, Raises Money For Breast Cancer Survivors

More than 50 people assembled for a great cause at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Saturday, Oct. 1 for the first Pink Out Walk to honor those who have been affected in some form by breast cancer. The event got underway before racing with a walk into the barn area and carried over into live […]

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Beloved Horse Finds Breast Cancer in Owner

Jacqueline Lloyd, a mother and horse owner from Wirral, Meyerside, England, says her horse, Maguire, helped discover her aggressive form of breast cancer. Maguire had been behaving strangely in the weeks prior to her diagnosis—refusing to walk on the traditional right side of the handler and nudging Jacqueline’s chest, always in one spot. When she […]

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New England Jockey Jellison, 51, Loses Battle To Breast Cancer

Jill Jellison was four years old when she first came to trainer Bobby Raymond’s farm in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, in 1967. Her parents had bought her a pony named Blackie and Raymond told her, “You’re going to be a jockey.” His prediction would later come true. “She looked at me like I had three […]

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Tricia Amburgey, 42, Dies; Churchill Downs Exec Inspired Focus on Women’s Health Issues

The Churchill Downs family is mourning the loss Tricia Amburgey, a Louisville native and member of the racetrack team in several posts over two decades who died Saturday night. Amburgey, 42, had endured a years-long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends in hospice care at Louisville’s Norton Health Pavilion when she […]

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Pimlico focuses on breast cancer awareness efforts

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pimlico officially lit the wall of their Club House pink and announced it will stay pink throughout October to help raise awareness of breast cancer. Additionally, Pimlico Good Neighbor residents have been offered pink bulbs, generously donated by Mood-factory, to light their porches pink during October. “We […]

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Saratoga to celebrate women in racing with Fabulous Fillies Day

Press Release The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate women and their contributions to the thoroughbred industry with a special day appropriately titled “Fabulous Fillies Day” on Friday, August 19 at Saratoga Race Course. The day will feature a number of special events and activities designed to honor women of the thoroughbred industry […]

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