|Survivor and Horse Owner Debra Gotovac to Donate Percentage of Dash For Cash Purse Earnings to Fight Breast Cancer Saturday
(Wednesday, October 21, 2009) - Horse owner Debra Gotovac,
a breast cancer survivor who has an entry in each of Lone Star Park’s
three stakes races on Saturday night – Grade 1, $500,000 Dash
for Cash Futurity, Grade 1, $200,000 Dash for Cash Derby, and $50,000
Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes -- will team up with trainer Brad
Bolen and jockey Cody Wainscott in each of the stakes to try to
earn funds to benefit women suffering from breast cancer.
“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this is a great
way to create awareness and help others who suffer from the disease,”
said Gotovac. “We have made up pink hats to wear with the
Breast Cancer logo for Swingin Daddyo and Plain Shady, and will
donate a percentage of any purse money that we win on Saturday night.
It will go to help others who can’t afford their chemotherapy
Gotovac, who was diagnosed with the illness in August 2005, frequently
donates a percentage of her purse winnings to the Allison Cancer
Center at Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital and to the American
Cancer Society for their breast prosthesis program.
The disease also significantly impacted Bolen, who trains for Gotovac,
when his mother died of breast cancer. On Saturday night, jockey
Cody Wainscott, who rode all three horses in time trials two weeks
ago -- Swingin Daddyo, the fastest qualifier for the Futurity, Plain
Shady (Derby) and Winning Gol (Juvenile) -- will wear a pink ribbon
during the races.