Three weeks ago, our readers helped to raise hundreds of dollars for injured rider Jose Villegas. That money will make a big difference for someone who needs — and deserves — the help.
Because on November 9, we’re asking you to handicap — with a purpose. We’re asking you to Handicap for the Heroes. Click here to participate!
Our Handicap for the Heroes online handicapping tournament will give you a chance to prove your handicapping prowess, win money or great prizes, and help a truly worthy cause.
And all it will cost you: a voluntary $5 contribution to Maryland Therapeutic Riding!
According to MTR, “This program uses equine-assisted activities to assist wounded warriors in physical and emotional healing. The rhythmic gait of the horse transfers a gentle three-dimensional movement to the rider that relaxes muscles, improves muscle tone, and increases flexibility and balance.”
Among the injuries it helps with: post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and physical and psychological injuries resulting from combat service.
- $50 first prize;
- great Laurel Park merchandise for second through fifth place;
- the chance to help our wounded vets and military personnel.
To participate, just pick winners from 10 races at Laurel — which has a great card featuring the City of Laurel Stakes — and Gulfstream Park, with eight stakes for Florida-breds.