Proceeds to fund thoroughbred care and training
September 24, 2014
Kim Delong, Board President, Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, 585-742-9202, kdelong@dncinc.com
Marisa Bennett, Marketing Manager, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 585-924-3232, ext 294, mbenne@dncinc.com

FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) hosted its biggest fundraiser of the year this past Saturday for the Purple Haze Center which gives thoroughbred horses a second chance to be winners. The 11th annual Denim and Diamonds event on Saturday, September 20th raised $29,000 and included dinner as well as silent and live auctions. Event proceeds will go to the care and training of retired thoroughbred horses that raced or trained at Finger Lakes giving them second careers in eventing, dressage, shows and even polo.  

“The turnout for the Denim and Diamonds event surpassed our expectations and we are so grateful for the funds raised and all the amazing support we can now give our retired thoroughbreds,” stated FLTAP Board President, Kim DeLong.

The dinner was sponsored by Purple Haze stables owner Wanda Polisseni, who works tirelessly to support FLTAP’s Purple Haze Center. Additional support by the Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, the Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association and the FLTAP Board of Directors helped make this year’s event a success.

The Purple Haze Center, the state-of-the-art horse adoption barn located on the property of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack boards up to 16 horses at a time as they await adoption. FLTAP, through collaboration with Finger Lakes management and horsemen, aides in providing retired race horses a second chance at a productive life.   FLTAP is currently the only horse adoption service in the United States located on the grounds of a race track.

About Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program - Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) obtained 501 (c) 3 certification in May of 2006.  Since its early inception in 2005, over 400 horses have found new homes and careers.  The program, through collaboration with Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack management and horsemen, is the first Thoroughbred adoption facility in the United States on the grounds of a racetrack.  The Purple Haze Center is the state of the art horse barn located on the west side of the property. Visit www.fingerlakestap.org for more information.
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