Americans have wonderful charitable hearts. No
wonder we have attracted so many people whose dream it was to come to
America. It is been constantly demonstrated that
the horsemen who race in New York represent much of the best of our American
spirit, with their wonderful charitable efforts, especially when it comes to
the backstretch. We can and must do more.
I am proud to have created
the Jana Domino Thoroughbred Foundation, Inc. Along with Carl Domino,
we have been able to sell merchandise on the Internet such as saddle cloths,
photographs, horseshoes and a wide variety of other memorabilia to raise
funds for B.E.A.T., The Belmont Day Care Center, The Chaplain and other
equine related causes. We intent to continue and expand our effort to raise
more money from sales to horse racing fans throughout the world. The fans
are a wonderful source of funds and it is nice not to constantly solicit the
charitable owners and trainers and jockeys who are so giving of their
There are strong charitable efforts from many, many others who raise
money for these causes and more causes, and I want to commend them for their
A stronger effort from the NYTHA can provide still more. Clothing
drives, memorabilia collections and other fund raising venues must be lead
by the NYTHA to serve as a model for all other racetrack benevolent
associations throughout the racing world. We are New York and a
leadership role comes with our territory.
I intend to reach out to implement the expansion of our collective
efforts in the arena of charitable work.