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Turning For Home Day Raffle

  /  Turning For Home Day Raffle

The next raffle will be drawn on August 23rd, PA Day at the Races, with a raffle run by the PA Breeders Association. Stay Tuned for more info!

Prize Drawing:
Afleet Alex Stud Halter, donated by Cash is King LLC.
A Jeremy Rose bobblehead
& an autographed Afleet Alex hat and visor

Consolation Prize (second prize drawing):
Jeremy Rose bobble head
& an Afleet Alex hat

Drawing will be held in the Winner’s Circle at Parx Racing after 10th feature race on Turning For Home Day. Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Tickets can be purchased through Turning For Home, PTHA, HPA,
or online by clicking here:

PayPal Donations to TFH click here

Why TFH Day and Alex’s Lemonade Stand? While the focus of TFH Day is to help raise money for our retiring Parx horses, an incredibly generous donation of Afleet Alex’s Stud Halter to raise funding for Turning for Home led to this path to celebrate the legacy of this great horse, to honor his owners who realized how impactful his story could be to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and childhood cancer and to support this cause which is near and dear to our PTHA family as we watch our co-worker deal with childhood cancer right here in Bensalem. For everyone who contributed to Leo the Lion’s fight against cancer from the beginning, Nicole wants everyone to know how much that helped the morale of her family during these past two years. We hope we can help her story reach enough people to make a difference. Watch the trailer, and go here to see the full interview with our own Dani Gibson.

Afleet Alex is a Florida-bred racehorse who won two major stakes races in 2005; the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, with jockey Jeremy Rose. Owned by Cash Is King LLC and trained by Tim Ritchey, Afleet Alex won eight out of twelve lifetime starts and came in third place in the 2005 Kentucky Derby.

Though Afleet Alex did not win the Kentucky Derby, his third-place finish helped move the cancer foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, off the ground. This partnership gave an immense amount of exposure to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, all put together by a matter of chance. Afleet Alex went on to win the Preakness that same year, even after a dramatic stumble on the final turn. Afleet Alex got right back up with jockey Jeremy Rose, showing the determination of a true champion. The spirit of this special racehorse has become a symbol of Alex’s Lemonade Stand; a message to never give up despite the circumstances.

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