The New York Race Track Chaplaincy announced Wednesday that it will pay tribute to Tracy and Todd Pletcher for their generous and continued support of the New York backstretch community.
The couple will be honored at the Chaplaincy’s 16th annual fund-raising brunch to be held on August 16th at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, NY.
“The Pletchers have demonstrated a deep commitment to the backstretch community, and their support has come in many forms over the years,” said Ramón Dominguez, president of the board of the NY Chaplaincy. “We are thrilled to honor them in this way for all they have done and all they continue to do.”
“This honor means the world to Tracy and to me,” said Todd Pletcher. “Our record reflects a team effort and the members of the backstretch are key members of our team. The New York Chaplaincy does great work serving those who care for our horses and we are humbled to join their list of honorees.”
Previous honorees of the NY Chaplaincy include; Edgar Prado, Fay & David Donk, Marylou Whitney and Letty & Kiaran McLaughlin, just to name a few.
The honoree each year is presented with a print by renowned equine artist Tom Chapman at the brunch, which last year drew close to 300 supporters of the NY Race Track Chaplaincy.
A perennial leader among trainers nationally, Todd Pletcher has Won seven Eclipse Awards as the nation’s leading trainer and he was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 2021.
According to Equibase, as of January 16, 2023, Pletcher has Won more than 5,400 races and his horses have earned more than $450,000,000 dollars in purses over the course of the past 26 years.
The NY Race Track Chaplaincy serves the NY backstretch and farming communities of Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course, offering enrichment programs for children, teens, and women, social service, recreational, and educational programming as well as non-denominational religious services.
A tip of the cap to Todd and Tracy, keep up the good work.