N.Y. Racing Association Donates to Sandy Relief

N.Y. Racing Association Donates to Sandy Relief

"All horses and humans residing on our property weathered the storm safely, but Sandy has affected employees, horsemen, and farms," McClain said. Here, flood waters from Sandy damaged many Brooklyn, N.Y., businesses.

Photo: Viktor Kravtchenko

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) will contribute to Hurricane Sandy disaster relief in New York with a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross.

"So many communities surrounding (New York City-area racetracks) Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park were devastated by Hurricane Sandy," said NYRA President and Chief Operating Officer Ellen McClain. "We want to provide whatever support we can as these areas begin the long recovery process.

"Although more than 100 trees fell between our two downstate tracks and wind damaged some structures, we consider ourselves extremely fortunate," McClain continued. "All horses and humans residing on our property weathered the storm safely, but Sandy has affected employees, horsemen, and farms. NYRA embraces its responsibility as a leader in both the community and the horse racing industry by making a meaningful contribution to the disaster relief fund raising efforts."

Racing fans who wish to support the American Red Cross Sandy Relief Effort can find a link for donations at NYRA.com or visit redcross.org.

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