WHAT: The first African-American jockey to hang his tack at Saratoga Race Course in recent memory will appear at the Community Outreach Booth.
Jockey Kendrick Carmouche will be available for autographs and photos, with a donation to benefit Dyer-Phelps, the oldest African-American ministry in Saratoga Springs.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 19
WHERE: Saratoga Race Course
267 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York
DETAILS: Carmouche will sign autographs and take photos with fans at the Community Outreach Booth with a suggested donation to Dyer-Phelps.
This summer marks Carmouche’s first full season riding at Saratoga Race Course, making him the first African-American rider to race on a regular basis at Saratoga in recent memory. Carmouche has six wins during the current Saratoga meet, including his first graded stakes victory at the Spa aboard Goldy Espony in the Grade 3 Fasig-Tipton Waya on August 8.
Dyer-Phelps is one of several AME Zion establishments located in the Capital Region that works to practice and forward their mission. Ministry and social changes are emphasized throughout the United States and abroad, with the belief in charity starting at home. Over the years, programs have been implemented to help families find low-income housing, jobs, financial planning assistance, and health and daycare services.
The Community Outreach Booth is designed to provide local non-profit organizations with the chance to generate exposure about their efforts while also providing track visitors with a chance to contribute to meaningful causes.
For each day of the 2015 season, a local not-for-profit organization will have the opportunity to utilize the Community Outreach Booth to interact with the thousands of guests who visit Saratoga Race Course, share information about its mission and host various fundraising initiatives.
The 2015 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 7. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call (518) 584-6200 or visit NYRA.com.