SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Jockey Kendrick Carmouche is planning to cook his increasingly famous gumbo at the Principessa Elena Society at 13 Oak Street on Monday, July 19 for members and their guests to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Carmouche is looking resume riding at Saratoga after suffering a broken right ankle after Kentucky Pharoah unseated him coming out of the gate in the last race on Belmont Stakes Day.
The cost is $25 per person with a 150-person limit and the event will run from 6-9 p.m. For more information, contact Fran LaBelle at (518) 506-0705.
About The Principessa Elena Society
“Organized by a group of Italian-American men to assist Italian families who immigrated to Saratoga Springs, the club was named after Elena, who was a beautiful Italian princess in the old country. Principessa Elena Society was founded January 3, 1900, and the founding organizing principle was to benefit their members based on fraternity, liberty, and equality and to promote the moral and collective welfare of its members.” “Dublin Revisited” by Lee Signor
Today, the Society along with the Women’s Auxiliary supports community activities with donations of money each year for four scholarships awarded to Saratoga High and Saratoga Central Catholic scholars. They also contribute to west side youth activities and prepare Friday night dinner open to the public a couple times per month.
NYRA Press Office (edited)
Photo: Kendrick Carmouche (NYRA/Coglianese)