Pimlico Hosts Canter For The Cause May 3
Horse Racing Nation
March 02, 2015 4:52 PM
Pimlico Race Course will once again host the popular Canter For The Cause
Sunday, May 3, allowing the public to walk, trot or canter their favorite horse
on the same track that hosted Seabiscuit and Secretariat.
This extraordinary opportunity will be available between 6-11 a.m.
Canter For the Cause is just one of several events supporting Thoroughbred
Aftercare Alliance and Susan G. Komen Maryland leading up to Black-Eyed Susan
Day's "Ultimate Girls Day Out," celebrating the spirit and strength of women,
Friday, May 15.
Canter For The Cause will let horse owners walk, trot or canter their horse or
pony on Pimlico's historic main track; a track that has played host to
California Chrome, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral, Smarty Jones, Rachel
Alexandra, Seattle Slew, Gallorette, Affirmed and countless others. Fans can
also walk their horse through the starting gate, ride at their own pace, and
pose for photo opportunities in the winner's circle. Each group will be led by a
"This is a great opportunity for our region's horse owners and horse lovers to
celebrate the Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Day while giving back to
Thoroughbred aftercare and Susan G. Komen Maryland," said Sal Sinatra, General
Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club. "It's also a great opportunity for all of
us at the Maryland Jockey Club to meet so many people who share our love and
passion for the horse."
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