of Famers D. Wayne Lukas, Shug McGaughey and Bill Mott, and all-time
Saratoga Race Course win leader Todd Pletcher are among the trainers
scheduled to sign autographs on Sunday, August 10 to benefit pancreatic
event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. outside the jockeys
silks room. For a $5 donation, fans can get autographs from their
favorite trainers with proceeds going to the Lustgarten Foundation in
memory of late trainer Dominic Galluscio.
passed away at the age of 55 on March 17 following a brief battle with
pancreatic cancer. A popular and respected figure among his peers,
Galluscio trained 1,047 winners and earned more than $31 million in
purses over a career that began in 1981 and was spent primarily on the
New York Racing Association circuit.
scheduled to participate are trainers Bobby Barbara, Jim Bond, Chad
Brown, Bruce Brown, David Cannizzo, Carl Domino, Chris Englehart,
Jeremiah Englehart, Mitch Friedman, Gary Gullo, Mike Hushion, David
Jacobson, Jimmy Jerkens, Steve Klesaris, Pat Kelly, Bruce Levine, Kiaran
McLaughlin, Rudy Rodriguez, Dominic Schettino, Gary Sciacca, Phil
Serpe, Barclay Tagg, John Terranova, Wesley Ward and George Weaver.
recognize pancreatic cancer's awareness color, horses will wear purple
saddlecloths in one of Sunday's races to be named in honor of Galluscio.
In addition, jockeys will wear purple armbands for all of Sunday's
in 1999 and based in Bethpage, N.Y., the Lustgarten Foundation is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of advancing scientific
and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and
prevention of pancreatic cancer. It is the largest private foundation
dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research.