Hundreds of Riders Canter for a Cause at Pimlico

October 11, 2021

Supports Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 

BALTIMORE, Md. – On a temperate, overcast day, more than 260 riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond cantered, walked, and trotted their horses across historic Pimlico Race Couse Sunday while raising awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as part of Canter for a Cause.

Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club, riders registered to go out in one of four groups between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to take their horse around Pimlico as well as walk through the starting gate and get their picture taken in the winner’s circle.

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is honored to be the charity of choice for Canter for a Cause once again,” said Stacie Clark Rogers, operations consultant for TAA. “It’s always so great to see so many people eager to support accredited Thoroughbred aftercare and have some fun while doing it. Thank you to 1/ST for hosting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and for all that they do for our horses.”

Many of the 260 riders brought their retired Thoroughbreds, including Heather Beygo who took a trip across the track with the retired gelding Ricky Ricky, and Jennifer Williams who rode Miss Dani Kaye.

“It was very exhilarating bringing him back to the track,” Beygo said.

“So much fun,” Williams added. “We had a great time.”

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David Joseph/Maryland Jockey Club

Photos courtesy of Maryland Jockey Club

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