Second Stride, a non-profit organization that provides training and placement for retired Thoroughbred ex-racehorses, is currently accepting registrants for the Second Stride 2nd Annual Charity Golf Scramble. The event will be held Monday, October 1 at Woodhaven Country Club, 7200 Woodhaven Road in Fern Creek.
The four-man scramble will have a shot gun start at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1, with registration beginning at noon. Registration is $95 per person and includes the 18-hole green fee, cart fee, unlimited use of the practice facilities, and a catered lunch. Participants are encouraged to register by September 24. Single participants will be assigned to a four-person team. The event will include mulligans, a putting contest, and prizes for the longest drive and closest to the hole.
Racing personalities scheduled to participate in this year’s event include jockeys Brian Hernandez and John McKee, trainer Tom Drury, and Sky Chai Racing partners Dr. Harvey Diamond and Jim Shircliff, part owners of 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Hansen. Money raised at the event will go toward the care, maintenance, training, and rehabilitation of ex-racehorses as the organization seeks to find new homes for these young retirees.
Supporters are encouraged to come out, whether a golfer or not. There are other ways to help Second Stride’s 2nd Annual Golf Scramble become a success. Sponsorship, which includes verbal name recognition and name on the event banner starts at $35. Hole sponsorship begins at $125. Prize donations for the various golf contests are also welcomed.
Second Stride is a volunteer-driven organization founded in 2005 by Kim Smith, owner and operator of Moserwood Farms which is a Thoroughbred and sport horse boarding and training facility. As a trainer and bloodstock agent, Smith often found herself assisting others in finding new homes for horses coming off the racetrack and was encouraged to create the organization.