There’s nothing new about horsemen doing more than their share of fundraising, whether for industry causes or international humanitarian efforts. The latter came into play at a November 15 fundraiser in Chicago at Concern Worldwide’s annual Thanks for Giving Gala. Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
What made this fundraiser unique is that up for auction was a 25% share of the 2-year-old Louisiana-bred filly named Turbine. She is a daughter of Smooth Air, who stands at Ray and Anna Paul’s Gulf Coast Equine in Sunset, Louisiana. The share of the filly was donated by breeder Brian Burns of Mount Joy Stable, which also owns Smooth Air. Turbine, who is trained by Brett Brinkman, is expected to make her racing debut shortly at Delta Downs.
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