WITH THE assistance of the Philippine Racing Commission (Philracom), the racing industry composed of racing clubs, horse owners, trainers and jockeys recently netted P2,722,173.86 as a result of 11 charity races at the San Lazaro Park in Carmona, Cavite to go with the P1 million donation from the Manila Jockey Club.
The amount raised, P1,722,173.86 of which came from the charity races, will be donated to the Senate Spouses Foundation, Dalampasigang Manila Bay Foundation, Press Photographers of the Philippines, Buhay Isang Awit Foundation and the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation.
Represented by Senate President Sen. Tito Sotto’s daughter Ciara Sotto, the Senate Spouses Foundation and the Dalampasigang Manila Bay Rotary Foundation will be getting the bulk of the funds as each will be receiving P626,245.04. The Senate Spouses Foundation got an additional P1 million from the race host MJC.
Headed by its President Jonathan Jalbuna, the PPP, together with the Buhay Isang Awit Foundation and the Mowelfund, will each receive P156,561.26.
“This is the racing industry’s humble contribution to the noble projects of these five foundations. We are delighted, knowing that the combined efforts of the Philracom, the racing clubs, horse owners, trainers and the jockeys to raise funds for these associations’ worthwhile programs will go a long way,” said Philracom Chairman Andrew A. Sanchez.
Meanwhile, several prominent stakes races are still coming in the final two months of the racing season, namely the 3rd Legs of the Juvenile Fillies Stakes Race and Juvenile Colts Stakes Race on Nov. 18, the Grand Sprint Championship on Dec. 2, the Chairman’s Cup, Philtobo Racing Event and the 2nd Leg of the 3YO Open Challenge Series on Dec. 16 and the Juvenile Championship, KDJM Racing Event, and the 3rd leg of the 3YO Open Challenge Series on Dec. 31.