Thursday, April 15, 2010

Horse race will make history and raise money for breast cancer charity

As a Maryland native I found this next story refreshing...a race with only female jockeys at Pimlico to benefit a breast cancer charity. As the article below mentions, one of the women competing, Mary Wiley Wagner is breast cancer survivor.

According to filmmaker Jason Neff, “everybody said a race like this could never happen.”
On Preakness weekend, eight retired women jockeys are running in the first “Lady Legends Race for the Cure,” organized by the Maryland Jockey Club and benefiting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.
(read more from the Daily Record)

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