Day At The Track

Caretakers showered with gifts and gratitude

03:21 AM 01 Dec 2020 NZDT
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WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 30, 2020 — The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) celebrated “Caretaker Appreciation Day” on Friday, and horsemen and local businesses showered gifts and gratitude on the hard-working, unsung men and women who keep horses and stables going.

Caretakers won cash and gift cards in drawings while the MSOA presented each groom with a sweatshirt and free lunch at the paddock kitchen. Pastor Joe DiDonato, The Meadows track chaplain, presented caretakers with Chick-fil-A gift cards, and drivers kicked in $20 per drive, per groom.

Drawing winners, with donors in parentheses, were:

 

Cash

 

$100 — Dana Kahrig (Amulet Equine Rehab & Conditioning Center);

$100 — Pete Stratton (Amulet Equine Rehab & Conditioning Center);

$100 — Catherine McMillen (Amulet Equine Rehab & Conditioning Center);

$100 — Becky McDougal (Amulet Equine Rehab & Conditioning Center);

$100 — Cathy Smith (CSC Insurance);

$100 — Niki Harvey (CSC Insurance);

$100 — C.J. Russo (CSC Insurance);

$100 — Courtney Polan (CSC Insurance);

$100 — Mandy Cope (Rich Gillock);

$100 — Shawn Rawson (Norm Parker);

$100 — Erik Farris (Nick Catalano);

$100 — Ron Bush (Betts Racing);

$100 — Diana Hughes (Kahrig Racing);

$100 — John Romantino (Presto Racing):

$100 — John Romantino (Keith Pippi);

$50 — Michelle Venneri (Rothfuss Racing);

$50 — Adam Hordies (Dirk Simpson);

$50 — Cheyenne Christman (Dirk Simpson);

$50 — Diana Hughes (Altmeyer Wilder Racing);

$35 — Ben Dube (Chris Rusmisel & Family):

$25 — Linda Teed (Lisa Dunn);

$20 — Jeff Lazek (C.J. Russo);

$20 — Sage Grego (Marashian Racing).

 

Gift Cards

 

$50 — Jim Rothfuss (Chris Gooden);

$50 — Katie Turner (Ray & Lori Romanetti);

$25 — Deb Redmon (Shaw Racing);

$25 — Courtney Polan (Shaw Racing);

$25 — Michael Tabasco (Lucy Langley);

$25 — Mandy Cope (As Seely Promised);

$25 — Dan Holmes (Rothfuss Racing):

$25 — Yvonne Medors (Rothfuss Racing);

$25 — Tori Guzzie (Josh & Nicole Sullivan)

$20 — Lou Ann Prosser (Brad & Jo Ellen Buxton).

 

Other donors included Jack & Kathy Smith and Cory Kreiser.

 

By Evan Pattak for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

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