LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America has been named the charitable beneficiary of the Derby Dozen handicapping event, presented by In the Money, to be held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. on Thursday, May 4 from 7 – 9 p.m. ET.
Professional handicappers Peter Fornatale, Jonathon Kinchen, and Maggie Wolfendale-Morley will take a deep dive into the analysis of the 2023 Kentucky Oaks and Derby starters as well as explore some of the best bets in some of the other races at Churchill Downs.
Tickets may be purchased here and will include admission to the event as well as food and beverage.
“TCA is honored to be selected as the charitable beneficiary for this exciting Derby week event,” said Erin Halliwell executive director of TCA. “We look forward to hearing from Peter, Jonathon, and Maggie about the field of runners in the Oaks and Derby, while raising money for TCA’s approved grant recipients working in Thoroughbred aftercare and health and human services for backstretch and farm employees. We appreciate the Galt House’s support of TCA.”
The panel of handicappers are some of the most respected in horse racing. Eclipse award winner, Peter Fornatale has written four books on racing and is the U.S. correspondent for Sky Sports Racing and attheraces.com. Jonathon Kinchen is a member of the Fox Sports NYRA broadcast team, has appeared on NBC’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby, and finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge in 2020 and 2021. Maggie Wolfendale-Morley is a third-generation horsewoman and currently serves as an on-air analyst, host, and reporter for NYRA’s America’s Day at the Races and Fox Sports’ Saratoga Live.
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds to charities in the Thoroughbred industry that provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. In 2022, TCA granted over $783,000 to 74 approved charities working within Thoroughbred retraining, rehoming and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, research and equine-assisted therapy. During the last three decades, TCA has granted over $26 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application. TCA administers the Horses First Fund, founded by LNJ Foxwoods in 2016, to assist Thoroughbreds in need of emergency aid. TCA manages Cómo, a mobile app founded by Godolphin, that connects racing industry employees to the vital services they need through a network of racetrack chaplains and Thoroughbred industry organizations. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).
The legendary Galt House Hotel is Louisville’s only waterfront hotel and offers more meeting space than any other in Kentucky. Originally established in 1835, The Galt House has been the backbone of Louisville’s hospitality industry for over 180 years. The property was re-established by local developer Al J. Schneider in 1972 and remains a cornerstone of the AJS Hotels portfolio. In 2020, The Galt House was transformed after an $80 million renovation to feature 1,310 sophisticated guest rooms and suites, 130,000 square-feet of function space, over 50 meeting rooms and 70 residences. There are four premium food and beverage destinations including Swizzle Dinner & Drinks, a revolving restaurant on the 25th floor of the West Tower, Walker’s Exchange, which harkens to Louisville’s earliest days as a culinary destination, and Jockey Silks, one of the founding members of the Urban Bourbon Trail. For reservations, call 1-800-THE-GALT, or visit www.GaltHouse.com