On May 12, the HBPA hosted an eyeglass clinic provided by WV University Eye Research Institute of Morgantown, WV. There were 63 horsemen including owners, trainers, exercise riders, grooms and hot walkers seen by the doctors, as well as members of the public. They were provided with eye exams, eyeglasses and new prescriptions where necessary. The Charles Town Assistance Fund sponsored the clinic.
The Shenandoah Health clinic has been conducting free blood pressure/sugar and flu shot clinics throughout the year. The clinics are held in the track kitchen and are sponsored by The Charles Town Race Track Chaplaincy. The nurses operating the clinic are bilingual. Please check with the Chaplaincy office for future dates.
The HBPA sponsored and hosted a free flu shot clinic in the office on October 27. There were 60 horsemen in attendance to receive their shots.
A Big Thank You goes out to Darlene Hostler for hosting the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the backstretch in the track kitchen. Traditional Thanksgiving fare was served to 87 members of our backstretch and their families. The dinner was made possible by the CTHBPA.
PNGI did a fabulous job refurbishing and remodeling the backstretch bathrooms. They spent $80,000 of the Capital Improvement Fund to do a complete and much needed makeover of the facilities. We would ask that all please respect and keep them neat and clean.