RTCA Seeks Nominations for White Horse Awards

Event will be held Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.


Calling Horse Racing’s Heroes: 2019 White Horse Awards
– Nomination Deadline: September 27th

WHO:      Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA)

WHAT:     17th Annual White Horse Awards

WHEN:    Thursday, October 31st, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:  Santa Anita Racetrack

WHY:       To honor heroism on behalf of human or horse

Lexington, KY—A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. There are heroes all around the horse-racing industry and the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) wants to recognize these selfless servants.

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) is currently seeking nominees for our 17th Annual White Horse Awards (WHA). These awards are presented annually at the White Horse Awards program. This year’s program will take place on Thursday, October 31st, at Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California, just prior to the beginning of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held at the same track. It is a way to recognize those unsung heroes of horse racing, whether their actions are headline-grabbing or the quiet and not-so-obvious kind of heroism.

Nominees are being sought for the following awards:

•    White Horse Award—An award given to individuals who have done something heroic on behalf of human or horse.
•    Community Service Award—An award given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the welfare of racetrack chaplaincy ministries.

To submit a nomination for either the White Horse or Community Service Awards, visit https://www.rtcanational.org/events for a complete list of rules and selection criteria, as well as nomination forms. The deadline for submission is September 27th, 2019. For more information, please contact the RTCA National Service Center at (859) 410-7822.


More about the White Horse Award—The WHA was established in 2003 to recognize individuals within the horse racing industry for their acts of selflessness and bravery. The most recent recipient was The San Luis Rey Heroes for risking their lives to save many horses from an imminent death by the fire.

More about the Race Track Chaplaincy of America—The overall mission of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA), through its Councils and Chaplains, is to minister to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of those persons involved in all aspects of the horse-racing industry.

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