- Published: Friday, 31 December 2021 12:20
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association in December hosted perhaps its most successful Christmas Toy Drive in history thanks to contributions from numerous individuals.
The toys were distributed the morning of Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Laurel Park Track Kitchen along with a visit from Santa Claus and refreshments again provided by the Paz family. The MTHA thanks all the owners and trainers who contributed toys or money to purchase toys; jockey Victor Carrasco; Beau Cavell with Hi Lo Auto Sales, who donated eight new children’s bicycles; and the Maryland Jockey Club and Laurel patrons, who donated toys through the track’s “bring a gift, get a gift” program the weekend before Christmas.
The MTHA also thanks Tom and Lisa Quinn, who donated new clothing such as pants and winter coats that were distributed at Pimlico Race Course; the MJC, which provided numerous boxes of long-sleeve logo T-shirts, hats and gloves for backstretch workers at both tracks; and the Retired Racehorse Project, which donated new vests, sweatshirts and hats for distribution.