What’s in it for the winning mare? The opportunity to serve as TRF’s Virginia spokeshorse to promote second careers for Thoroughbreds no longer able to compete on the track and a year’s supply of carrots from Whole Foods!
“I was so proud of our mares who appeared at Colonial Downs last year for the final voting and the crowning of Miss TRF 2011, Patti’s Storm,” President of TRF at James River, Anne Tucker said. “It was a true testament to the beauty of life after racing and the wonderful care that these mares receive from the offenders at the James River Work Center. It was a wonderful experience, and I urge all racing fans and horse lovers to come and see for themselves.”
Director of Marketing at Colonial Downs, Darrell Wood adds, “Colonial Downs is thrilled to again partner with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River in this unique initiative. We hope this contest not only adds a fun and engaging element to our Ladies Night event on June 23rd, but brings more attention and funding to the TRF at James River.”
http://www.colonialdowns.com/misstrf/ and click on each mare’s profile to read her story before picking a favorite. After you find your favorite, place your vote online to see how your horse stacks up against the competition. Each fan will only have the opportunity to vote once during the two-week period so choose wisely for the mare you think deserves a shot at the Winner’s Circle.
Online voting ends June 21 at noon and the three horses with the most votes will travel to Colonial Downs to strut their stuff trackside on Ladies Night, June 23rd. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the three ladies and vote for their favorite one last time before the winner is strewn with pink roses and crowned “Miss TRF 2012.”
If you'd like to learn more about TRF James River and our herd, or if you'd like to help buy a bale of hay, a bag of grain or a set of shoes, please visit http://jamesriverhorses.org.