2014 Scholarship Recipients
Friday, June 27, 2014
2014 Scholarship Press Release>> More
Race To Read 5K/10K Results
Monday, April 21, 2014
2014 Race To Read 5K/10K - Results
April 19th, 2014>> More
11th Annual Race to Read 5k/10k
Monday, March 10, 2014
2014 Race to Read 5k/10k in memory of Karri Casner presented by Equus Standardbred Station.
Saturday, April 19th>> More
Ladies' Day at Gulfstream Park
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Race for Education to honor Kathy Ritvo at first annual Ladies’ Day at Gulfstream Park during Eclipse Awards week. >> More
2013 Summer Newsletter
Friday, September 13, 2013
Check out our 2013 September Newsletter! >> More
2013 Horsemen of All Ages Auction
Saturday, July 27, 2013
2013 Scholarship Recipients
Thursday, June 13, 2013
2013 Scholarship Recipients>> More
5k/10 Race to Read Results
Monday, April 22, 2013
10th Anniversary Race for Education Race to Read, 5k/10k Results>> More
10th Anniversary Race to Read 5k/10k
Friday, March 15, 2013
WLEX TV CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BILL MECK WILL KICK OFF
THE RACE FOR EDUCATION 10th ANNIVERSARY RACE TO READ 5K/10K >> More
Farm Managers Survey
Friday, February 15, 2013
Please take a few moments and carefully answer the survey below. Each farm who sucessfully submits their survey to The Race for Education will enter to win a $100 gift card from Bluegrass Hospitality Group.>> More
Starla Welch named Curriculum Coordinator, Starting Gate Program
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Starla Welch chosen as Curriculum Coordinator, Starting Gate Program>> More
2013 Horse Farm Basketball Tournament
Thursday, December 06, 2012
2013 Horse Farm Basketball Tournament>> More
January 27th - January 31st.
2012 Winter Newsletter
Monday, November 26, 2012
2012 Valedictorian Award
Monday, November 26, 2012
LESLIE SPEARS WINNER OF THE RACE FOR EDUCATION’S 2012 VALEDICTORIAN AWARD
Race For Education's 1st Breeders' Cup Winner
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Undefeated Shanghai Bobby
gave The Race For Education it’s 1st
Breeders’ Cup win with a victory over He's Had Enough
in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I)
Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park
Good Giving Challange
Thursday, November 01, 2012
The Race For Education is proud to be a part of the 2012 Good Giving Challenge, sponsored by the Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publications. The fundraising event highlights local charities November 1st – December 31st, through on-line social media and the distribution of a print Giving Guide. >> More
2012 Horsemen of All Ages Bachelor Auction, presented by Adequan
Friday, September 07, 2012
Join us Friday, September 7th >> More
2012 Horsemen of All Ages, Bachelor Auction, presented by Adequan.
Floral Hall Round Barn at Red Mile
Vote for your favorite bachelor and bachelorette on topsinlex.com
and you will be entered to win tickets in a weekely drawing.
The Race For Education is a Finalist for a "Classy Award"
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Race For Education, has been selected out of 2,400 nominees as a Top 5 Regional Finalist in the Educational Advancement category for our Starting Gate program for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards! This program provides literacy and language arts support for middle school students who are academically at-risk. These awards are given annually for America’s greatest charitable achievements.>> More
ROBERT FRANKEL, ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL & RESPECTED TRAINERS IN HISTORY, HONORED ON THE RACE FOR EDUCATION’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Monday, June 11, 2012
New York City, June 7, 2012 —The Race for Education is proud to celebrate the life and career of Robert J. Frankel with its 10th Anniversary Luncheon in honor of the Racing Hall of Fame trainer today with special guest speaker Steve Haskin, distinguished correspondent for the Blood-Horse at New York’s TriBeCa Grill.
Frankel’s estate has contributed approximately $150,000 to The Race For Education to establish an endowed scholarship. The Robert J. Frankel Horsemen’s Scholarship will be $5,000 annually and will be offered to a student whose family is employed in the Thoroughbred industry so that he or she can attend the college of their choice. Each year, the scholarship will be offered in a different jurisdiction where Mr. Frankel raced.
Team Valor to sponsor scholarship in memory of 3 time Kentucky Derby winning jockey, Isaac Murphy
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Race for Education is pleased to announce Ms. Brittani Koons of Gahanna, Ohio, as the first recipient of the Isaac Murphy Scholarship. This college scholarship is sponsored jointly by Team Valor International Racing and the stables owners, Barry and Kathleen Irwin and is awarded to an African American student that has a passion to work in the equine industry upon graduation. Criteria for this scholarship include financial need, communication skills, leadership, and commitment to the agriculture industry. This scholarship will be awarded to one student annually. The amount will be based on the recipient’s level of financial need.>> More
2012 Scholarship Spotlight: HBPA Horsemen Scholarship
Monday, March 19, 2012
2012 Scholarship Spotlight: HBPA Horsemen Scholarship:>> More
Available to children of horse farm and back stretch employees. Students can pursue any field of study. Scholarships are for tuition only, up to $6000 per year for up to four years for an undergraduate student. Multiple scholarships will be awarded. Deadline to apply 4/15/12.
Summer Internship Available at Race for Education
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Position: Clerical/Office Assistant
Description: Intern is needed to help answer phones, make photocopies, fold brochures, assist with mailings, enter information into databases, and also assist with summer fundraisers, yard sale, and Starting Gate Summer Camps. Other duties may be assigned.
Hours: 20-25 hours per week; June-August
Compensation: $500 scholarship
For more information, please contact Mandy Otis at 859-252-8648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE RACE FOR EDUCATION KICKS OFF 10TH ANNIVERSAY WITH $525,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
Thursday, February 09, 2012
The Race For Education celebrates its tenth anniversary of helping students reach the finish line on the path to higher education by awarding at least $525,000 in college scholarships. This is in addition to $3.5 million dollars awarded to over 375 students since the organization’s inception. Of the 2012 awards, approximately $100,000 will be allocated to Education majors participating in the Starting Gate Teaching Interns Program, $150,000 for Veterinary students and $275,000 for various Equine and Agriculture related scholarships.>> More
2012 Scholarship Spotlight: Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Washington State Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship is available to Washington state residents OR students attending a Washington school from any background wishing to pursue a career in pre-veterinary medicine (equine practice only), equine science, racetrack management, equine business management or pasture management as it pertains to horse farms and other related fields. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2012.>> More
2012 Scholarship Spotlight: Ashado Scholarship
Monday, January 09, 2012
Scholarship recipient is chosen from the female Thoroughbred Scholarship applicants, and represents the best of all female applicants.
The eligibility requirements for the Ashado Scholarship are the same as the Thoroughbred Scholarship. Please apply online as a Thoroughbred applicant, http://www.raceforeducation.org/scholarships/
Deadline to apply for the Ashado scholarship is 2/28/12.>> More
Teaching Internship Opportunity
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
A teaching internship is being developed with participating area colleges/universities for students pursuing degrees in education. The Starting Gate Program Coordinator will work with the individual college/university internship program coordinator to determine the structure of the internship. At successful completion of this internship, participating college students will receive a $1000 scholarship from The Race For Education to be used for tuition. Interns are also eligible to apply for the RFE’s Assets for Independence Program which could qualify them for an extra $4000 to be used for tuition costs. All interns work with a bilingual (Spanish), certified teacher with 12 years of teaching experience. Interns will be asked to teach large group lessons, as well as small group break-outs, assist with homework, and accompany the group on field trips once per month.>> More
Adena Springs’ stallion Einstein helps students in Boubon County
Monday, January 02, 2012
A drawing will be held for one free season to Einstein at Adena Springs’ Open House Stallion Show on January 8th, 2012, with the value of the stud fee to be donated to the Race for Education’s Starting Gate Youth Program at schools in Bourbon County. In addition, Adena Springs will donate a portion of the proceeds of every Einstein breeding contract signed that day to the same program. The evening’s events will begin at 6pm, with food and refreshments provided.>> More
2012 Scholarship Spotlight: Thoroughbred Scholarship
Monday, January 02, 2012
The Thoroughbred Scholarship is available to undergraduate students from any background wishing to pursue a career in pre-veterinary medicine (equine practice only), equine science, racetrack management, equine business management or pasture management as it pertains to horse farms, and other related fields. (Riding certification programs are not eligible.)
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must
• be 24 years old or younger as of September 1 of the application year,
• have at least a 2.85 cumulative GPA,
• have an annual household income of less than $50,000 OR be financially independent from parents.*
New Sponsors and New Location for 2012 Horsefarm Basketball Tournament
Monday, January 02, 2012
The Race For Education is proud to announce LIFEFORCE as the 2012 Horse Farm Basketball presenting sponsor. The new location will be Southern Hills United Methodist Church on Harrodsburg Road.
"WinStar has been so generous in providing their facility the last few years and we are thankful for their support. The success of the tournament and the interest from more farm teams has created a need for additional parking and more spectator seating," stated Elisabeth Jensen, President and Executive Director of The Race For Education. WinStar Farm is a host sponsor of the event and will continue to play in the tournament.
UK Equine Initiative to host UK Equine Showcase on Jan. 20th and the 3rd Annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course, Jan. 21st
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The University of Kentucky Equine Initiative will host a UK Equine Showcase Jan. 20 and the 3rd Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course Jan. 21 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Lexington.
The UK Equine Showcase is a program highlighting the latest UK equine research focused on the young horse. The program will run from 1 to 5 p.m. with a reception following.
The 3rd Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course is an in-depth equine reproductive program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 with lunch provided.
LAURA PLATO RECIPIENT OF THE 2011 VALEDICTORIAN AWARD
Thursday, December 01, 2011
The Race for Education (RFE) presented its 2011 Valedictorian Award to Laura Plato, Director of Operations at the National Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protection Association. Created to recognize exceptional support by a volunteer or board member, the award was presented to Plato by Elisabeth Jensen, RFE’s President and Executive Director at their first annual Thankfulness Reception, an event created to show appreciation for the valuable time given by RFE’s local volunteers and teaching interns of Starting Gate.>> More
Congratulations to Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund Scholarship Recipients
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Congratulations to all of the Kentucky students that received scholarshships from the Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund. We are proud of our partnership with this great organization. >> More
2011 Racing Official Accreditation Program Scholarship Winner Announced
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Nick Craighead of Del City, Okla., has been named the winner of the 2011 Racing Officials Accreditation Program Scholarship (ROAP) through the assistance of the Race for Education. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable students the opportunity to pursue a career in the horse racing industry as a racing official. Mr. Craighead was in law enforcement for 14 years and has been involved in the horse industry for the past four years.>> More
Congratulations to all of the 2011 Race For Education Participants
Monday, October 10, 2011
Many thanks to all the runners and volunteers that made Saturday's races such a tremendous success!
Click for the actual times and results.
We will be mailing out the medals to everyone who did not receive one this week.>> More
TIMELY STARTING GATE COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM MEETS THE NEEDS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Race for Education(RFE) is excited to announce that its Starting Gate Program officially launched on Monday, September 12th at Paris Independent Middle School. The official launch of the Starting Gate program at Leestown Middle School is October 3rd. A similar after-school youth program has been in operation by the Race For Education in New York since 2009. We have had a high rate of success in educating and mentoring 7th and 8th graders through a study hall program involving community volunteers, educational field trips and lectures given by inspirational community speakers.>> More
WKYT TV CHIEF METEOROLOGIST T.G. SHUCK WILL KICK OFF THE RACE FOR EDUCATION ANNUAL 5K/10K RACE
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Lexington, Ky.—September 19, 2011—The Race for Education (RFE) is taking to the streets of downtown Midway, Kentucky, on Saturday, October 8thth.
Serious runners and weekend joggers alike are invited to enter the starting gates for the Ninth Annual Race For Education 5K/10K Run, which will be sponsored by Equus Standardbred Station. Cash prizes await the top male and female winners of the 5K and 10K in addition to many other prizes.>> More
All Records Were Broken in the 2011 Horsemen of All Ages Sale, presented by Adequan
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Lexington, Ky. – September 17, 2011 – All previous horsemen’s sale records were broken last night when the hammer dropped on HIP # 14 Tanya Gunther for $40,000. Consigned by Four Star Sales a date with Miss Gunther was purchased by an international horseman in Lexington for the Keeneland September Sales.>> More
Congratulations to Denali Stud, winners of 1st Horse Farm Soccer Tournament
Monday, July 25, 2011
Congratulation to Denali Stud, winner of the RFE and Bluegrass Farm Charities 1st Horse Farm Soccer Tournament! A big thank you to all the teams that participated and the support from the community was tremendous!>> More
1st Annual Summer Soccer Tournament, July 20-23rd
Monday, July 18, 2011
Bluegrass Farm Charities and the Race for Education are teaming up for a Summer Soccer Tournament hosted by Dixiana Farm and sponsored by Fifth Third Bank this Wednesday through Saturday, July 20-23rd, with a Brew, Bar-B-Q and Bluegrass after-party to follow on Saturday night. Entertainment for the entire family includes the hospitality tent, sponsored by TVG, food, drinks sponsored by Blandford Stud, and children’s area with bouncy house and dunking booth. Call Mary Lee-Butte, Bluegrass Farm Charities President and Chief Executive at (859) 219-0910 for more information.>> More
RFE Alumna's documentary wins two Emmy Awards
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Allison Pareis documentary “Sculpting The Wind: Alexa King and The Making of the Barbaro Memorial Statue” won two Emmy Awards in June from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes chapter in Cleveland. Producer Allison Pareis won an Emmy in the Crafts: Director, Post Production category, for shaping the visual and sonic elements of the program. Audio engineer Stan Sollars won the Emmy for Crafts: Audio, for his sound mix of “Sculpting The Wind.” >> More
Race for Education's 2011 Olivia M. Saylor Scholarship (formerly Fleet Indian Scholarship) Announced
Monday, June 13, 2011
Elmont local, Victoria Casso had been selected to receive the 2011 Fleet Indian Scholarship in memory of Olivia M. Saylor from The Race For Education.
The scholarship is sponsored by Mr. Paul Saylor in honor of his daughter, Olivia, who died in January of this year. Olivia Saylor had been involved in Fleet Indian’s racing career as well as various Race For Education events supporting the Fleet Indian and ASHADO scholarships.>> More
TEAM VALOR INTERNATIONAL’S ANIMAL KINGDOM WINS 2011 DERBY AND DONATES TO RACE FOR EDUCATION
Monday, May 09, 2011
Long time supporter of The Race For Education, Team Valor International, led by Barry Irwin, raced past the front runners and down the stretch at Churchill Downs this past Saturday to win the 137th Kentucky Derby. As participants in The Race For Education’s Racehorse Nomination Program, two percent of the horses’ earnings (approximately $30,000) will benefit the scholarship organization, which funds scholarships and educational programs for young people with significant financial need.>> More
Welcome Jacqueline McNaughton as the RFE's Starting Gate Program Coodinator
Monday, May 09, 2011
Jacqueline is originally from Chile and lived in Venezuela for five years. She is bilingual and moved to the United States in 1980. She has lived in Lexington since 1996 and worked as a paraeducator for six years at Maxwell Elementary School’s Spanish Immersion Program. She fell in love with the teaching profession and returned to school to earn her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky and continue working with Fayette County Public Schools. Jacqueline has two sons, both high school graduates living in Lexington. >> More
TEAM VALOR INTERNATIONAL’S OAKS AND DERBY CONTENDERS RACING FOR EDUCATION
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Long time supporter of The Race For Education, Team Valor International, led by Barry Irwin, has nominated their Kentucky Derby Contender ANIMAL KINGDOM and Oaks entry SUMMER SOIREE to the non- profit scholarship program. As participants in The Race For Education’s Racehorse Nomination Program, 2 percent of the horses’ earnings will benefit the organization, which funds scholarships and educational programs for young people with significant financial need.>> More
Race For Education's 2011 Ashado Scholarship Recipient Announced
Monday, May 02, 2011
$24,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to Alicja Woronowicz of Escondido, Calif. Woronowicz, a high school senior from Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, Calif., was chosen as the 2011 Ashado Scholarship recipient from over 28 other female U.S. applicants. This scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding female applicant from the Race For Education’s Thoroughbred Scholarship pool. A check presentation will take place honoring Woronowicz on Saturday, June 4th at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The third race will officially be named after The Race For Education to highlight the organization’s good works and honor Woronowicz’s achievement.>> More
UK Racing Club to Host Discussion With Derby Winning Professionals
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The University of Kentucky’s Horse Racing Club will host a panel featuring several Thoroughbred horse racing professionals who have been involved in winning the Kentucky Derby. The event, “Inside Horse Racing: The Derby Experience,” will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25 in the Grand Ballroom of the UK Student Center. >> More
Race For Education's 2011 Winner's Circle Scholarship Recipients Announced
Monday, April 18, 2011
Over $125,000 in scholarship funds were recently awarded to 31 equine veterinary students from U.S., Canadian and West Indies schools and colleges of veterinary medicine were awarded the Race for Education’s Winner’s Circle Scholarship. The Winner's Circle Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and support veterinary students intending to enter equine veterinary medicine, to reward leadership and participation in Student Chapters of the AAEP (SCAAEP) and to help offset the escalating cost of veterinary education and minimize debt load at graduation by providing financial aid to students in their 4th year of veterinary school.
RFE Scholarship Recipients Seleted to Represent Veterinary Industry During World Equestrian Games
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Three RFE scholarship recipients played an important role in the recent World Equestrian Games held in Lexington, Kentucky in 2010. Kirsty Husby (Iowa State), Kate LeVasseur (Wisconsin University) and Amy Norvall (LSU) were amongst 33 fourth year veterinary students handpicked by their veterinary school advisors to best represent their school to form a veterinary team for the games. Each veterinary school in the United States and Canada sent their best equine oriented student to work under the supervision of Dr. Julie Wilson, Dr. Tracy Turner and Dr. Kent Allen.
Meet Scholarship Recipient Chanel Schvaneveldt
Monday, February 28, 2011
My name is Chanel Schvaneveldt and I am a freshman majoring in Equine Science at Colorado State University, one of the top equine schools in the nation. I received the Karri Casner Scholarship from Race for Education which has assisted me greatly in furthering my education in the equine industry.
RFE Announces Youth Outreach Coordinator position
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Are you bilingual in Spanish? Do you have a Bachelor's Degree and/or experience in Education? Do you have a passion for teaching and working with middle school-aged children? If so, we would like to hear from you! The Race for Education is excited to announce its search for a Youth Outreach Program Coordinator. Click MORE to read a detailed job description. All interested parties may submit a resume to Mandy Otis, email@example.com.>> More
Race for Education Forms New Alliances and Offers More Scholarship Options
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
With ten potential scholarship opportunities offered by the Race For Education (RFE) in 2011, students’ dreams of obtaining a college education just got a little closer. Despite a tough economic climate, The Race For Education raised over $835,000 in 2010 and anticipates maintaining the same level of awards throughout 2011.
One of the newest RFE scholarship additions includes an alliance with the National Horseman’s Benevolence and Protective Association (National HBPA) in administering the Horseman’s Scholarship Program. Students are eligible for up to $6000 per year and the National HBPA will help promote the program directly through over 30 National HBPA affiliates representing nearly 50,000 horsemen and horsewomen across North America. This outreach will be done one-on-one at the HBPA affiliate level as well as through the National HBPA’s official magazine, The Horseman’s Journal, and electronically via social media (National HBPA Blog and Facebook page). >> More
Horse and Rider Summer Internship Opportunity
Monday, February 14, 2011
Does working on the leading Western horse magazine (that’s also part of the largest group of equine publications), while living at the base of the gorgeous Colorado Rockies sum up how you’d like to spend your summer? If so, maybe the Horse&Rider summer internship is for you.
RFE's Youth Outreach Program to Debut in Fall 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The Race for Education (RFE) is excited to announce its plans to create a Kentucky Youth Outreach Program to benefit middle school-aged children of central Kentucky. A similar after-school youth program was launched by the RFE in New York in 2009 and was designed to enhance the educational experience of backstretch workers’ children at Belmont Park Racetrack in Elmont, NY. They have had a high success rate of educating and mentoring 7th and 8th graders through a Study Hall Program with community volunteers, educational field trips and lectures given by inspirational community speakers.>> More
KER establishes Lawrence Fellowship at the University of Kentucky
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Kentucky Equine Research has established a graduate student fellowship at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture to honor the memory of Larry Lawrence, a valued KER employee for many years. The Lawrence Fellowship, worth more than $25,000 per year, will fund a graduate student in a program of study related to applied equine sciences. Catherine Whitehouse, a former KER intern, is the first fellowship recipient. She earned a degree in equine science from Lincoln University in England, where she prepared a dissertation on seasonal changes in nonstructural carbohydrate accumulation in pasture grasses as related to studying the causes of laminitis. Bob Coleman, assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences and associate director of the Equine Initiative, will advise Whitehouse.
College Goal Sunday in Kentucky
Thursday, January 20, 2011
College could be your ticket to the future. Post-secondary education increases your chances of getting an interesting job, earning good money, being a community leader and serving as a role model. Hundreds of volunteers, teachers, business and community leaders and college administrators across the state want YOU to go to college. College Goal Sunday is brought to you annually to provide free, professional help completing the financial aid application.>> More
The next Kentucky College Goal Sunday event is scheduled for January 30, 2011 to assist students and families with the completion of the 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is tentatively scheduled at 21 sites in 18 Kentucky communities.
2011 Horse Farm Basketball, presented by TVG, Hosted by WinStar Farm
Monday, January 17, 2011
WinStar Farm will again be hosting the 2011 Horse Farm Basketball Tournament, presented by TVG to benefit The Race for Education and the Blue Grass Farms Charities. Twelve teams will compete in a double elimination tournament for the title, currently held by returning champions Three Chimneys Farm. This year’s tournament will also feature an exhibition game between Churchill Downs and Keeneland, prior to the final game on January 28th. >> More
Olivia Marie Saylor
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Race For Education Boardmember Paul Saylor's daughter Olivia Saylor died in a fire in her home in Charleston South Carolina on Saturday morning January 1st. She was 21. Olivia was familiar to many of us at The Race For Education, participating in events related the to Ashado Scholarship and the Fleet Indian Scholarship, both sponsored by her father. We would like to express our most sincere condolences to Mr. Saylor and his family and to Olivia's many friends.
CALVIN BOREL AND HIS LIKENESS SUPPORT THE RACE FOR EDUCATION
Monday, November 22, 2010
Once again, Calvin Borel was King in the spring, winning his third Kentucky Derby in the past four years. To honor his latest acheivement, we are proud to introduce the newest addition in his Churchill Downs bobblehead collection. These coveted keepsakes are available in a strictly limited run of only 500 total pieces featuring Borel in the WinStar colors he wore to victory in the 2010 Run for the Roses aboard Super Saver.
Four 2010 Breeders' Cup Entries Racing For Education
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Four Breeders’ Cup contenders will be running for more than purses and the championship title —they’ll also be helping young people to obtain a college degree. As participants in The Race For Education’s Racehorse Nomination Program, a percentage of any earnings by Awesome Gem in the Marathon, Rough Sailing in the Juvenile Turf, and Central City and Silver Timber this weekend will go to the nonprofit, which funds scholarships and educational grants for young people with significant financial need. >> More
UofL College of Business expands commitment to equine education and entrepreneurship with $3.38 million wing
Monday, October 25, 2010
More than 100 dignitaries, alumni, donors and students today celebrated the groundbreaking for a new equine center wing, the first-ever addition to the University of Louisville College of Business. The two-story, eco-friendly 7245 sq. ft. addition will cost $3.38 million and will include a green roof and sky garden. “Today we expand the college’s commitment to equine-business education and entrepreneurship, two programs that have distinguished the college internationally,” College of Business Dean Charlie Moyer told supporters.>> More
Horses Are My Heroes - Scholarship Contest
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Do you have a horse that has been a special hero in your life or the life of someone you know? We want to hear your story! We will be taking submissions from folks of all ages and backgrounds and selecting our ‘favorites’ for some special awards, including $500 and $1000 scholarships at this year’s Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament! In addition, some stories will be selected for display at the event and may also be posted on the SI website. Please limit your story to 500 words or less telling us about a special horse that has been a hero in your life - and if possible include a picture. You can also submit a video. >> More
5K/10K Race Results
Monday, October 11, 2010
5K/10K RACE FOR EDUCATION RESULTS:>> More
10K Overall Finish with Age Division
Age Group Report
*Please note Nancy Pasternack of Alexandria, VA and Amy Koch of Lexington, KY both completed the 5K NOT the 10K as the reports indicate.
**If you need to pick up an award or if you find other report errors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winning T-shirt Design Announced for 8th Annual 5K/10K
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Congratulations to Breanna Baker of Round Rock, Texas, the winner of the 2nd Annual RFE T-shirt Design Contest to select artwork for the 8th Annual Race For Education 5K/10K Run! T-shirts for the 5K/10K are sponsored by OCD Pellets.
Secretariat Premiere to benefit The Race For Education
Friday, September 17, 2010
Race for Education and the Secretariat Foundation
are pleased to invite you to attend a private advance screening of the new Walt Disney film, "Secretariat" to benefit the Race for Education. The screening will be held in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Theatre on Sunday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm. Guests are invited to join the attending racing celebrities and Hollywood stars in a red carpet walk prior to the screening and enjoy an exclusive cocktail reception at nearby Portofino's restaurant following the film.
Over 15 Hours of Consecutive Wagering to Benefit The Race for Education
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Horseplayer Attempts 450 Race, Single-Day Marathon Wagering Session
Over 15 Hours of Consecutive Wagering to Benefit The Race for Education
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2010)>> More
– On Friday, September 3rd professional writer and horseplayer Pete Fornatale (www.unbearablebetting.com)
will attempt a day-long effort to wager on every race and every track around the world offered through TwinSpires.com, the official online wagering site of Churchill Downs Incorporated and the Kentucky Derby.
JF Bloodstock announce the appointment of RFE grad Chance Timm
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Lexington – July 25th 2010: John Fulton Bloodstock has announced the appointment of Chance Timm to its staff. Chance, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, began his career in the Racing Industry as a Race For Education Scholarship Recipient and attended the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. Graduating from Arizona Cum Laude, Chance began working for Legacy Bloodstock in Lexington>> More
Zenyatta VS Rachel Alexandra
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, the Race for Education launched a chance for you to own a piece of history! Go to www.ebay.com and place the winning bid on actual halters worn by Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra.>> More
More Good Things Happen at Belmont
Monday, June 07, 2010
The end of a great first year of the New York Youth Outreach Program in honor of Belmont Stakes winning filly Rags to Riches was celebrated at Belmont Sunday night. Congratulations to Lillian Lozano, Mercedez Hernandez, Sinaed Gutierrez, Abel Garcia, Erika Pacheco, Fernando Hernandez, Leonardo Lopez and Ketherine Santos and thank you to all of their parents for supporting their children's participation in this program.>> More
Great Things Happen at Belmont
Saturday, June 05, 2010
2009 NTWA / Youbet.com Journalism Scholarship recipient Patrick Raleigh was on hand covering the races for WFUV, Fordam to see WinStar Farm's Drosselmeyer win the Belmont Stakes G1. This highlighted a great day for The Race For Education in New York. Also racing on Belmont day were Starlight Stables' Take The Points in the Manhatten>> More
RFE Holds 2nd Annual T-shirt Design Contest for 5K/10K
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Enter a design for a chance to win a $500 scholarship from The Race For Education! Deadline is 8/31/10.>> More
XPRESSBET TAKES LEAD IN THE RACE FOR EDUCATION - Wagering Company Sponsors $20,000 Scholarship
Thursday, May 06, 2010
The Race Track Industry Program offers two career tracks that have developed many important leaders and young executives in racing. The program’s business path prepares students for employment in the areas of track management, regulation and pari-mutuel enterprises. The equine management path prepares students for employment in the fields associated with the training and breeding of horses.>> More
Super Saver Wins the Kentucky Derby
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Race For Education nominated, Super Saver, with Calvin Borel up, took the lead in the stretch while coming up along the rail to win the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) by 2 ½ lengths. WinStar Farm’s homebred son of Maria’s Mon gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first Derby win. Super Saver's win contributes $14,000 to The Race For Education.>> More
Sculpting the Wind; Alexa King and the Making of the Barbaro Memorial
Monday, April 26, 2010
Race For Education and National Turf Writer’s Association 2008 Journalism Scholarship recipient, Allison Pareis, received a grant from WIPB-TV/Ball State University to produce a documentary about Alexa King and her journey through creating one of the most widely-recognized and respected equine memorials, Barbaro at Churchill Downs.
The Premier of Sculpting the Wind and a cocktail reception will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 in the Pollard Gallery at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Cocktails 6:00 PM – Film 6:45PM (running time is approximately 28 minutes)
DAVID INGORDO AND ZENYATTA LEAD NEW INITIATIVES IN THE RACE FOR EDUCATION.
Monday, February 15, 2010
In his first act as Chairman, Mr. Ingordo has organized a group to commission renowned horse racing artist, Pierre Bellocq, also known as PEB to do an illustration of Zenyatta and Mike Smith. Limited edition prints, signed by John Sheriffs, Mike Smith and PEB will be produced with proceeds benefiting The Race For Education.
Signed, limited edition prints will be sold for $500, unsigned prints will be available for $175.00 and can be purchased at http://www.pebsite.com/zenyatta/.>> More
Andre Pater and RFE celebrate the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In conjunction with what is anticipated be the biggest equestrian event ever held in the United States, internationally renowned artist Andre Pater has created four paintings, depicting some of the equestrian disciplines featured in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to benefit The Race For Education.>> More