Horse men and horse women at Scarborough Downs showed their support of October’s
Breast Cancer Awareness month by decorating horses in pink for the races on Sunday.
Mares and geldings alike got the pink symbol on their shoulders before they suited
|Susan Higgins Photo
|A Pink symbol adorns the shoulder of a
racehorse in the paddock at Scarborough Downs.
“Four people I know have been diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Katy Waterhouse,
where in the paddock she stenciled a pink ribbon on Light Iron, who races in the
5th. “It touches everyone. It’s important that we show our support.”
Stephanie and Adam Gray gave their mare, Pan Taylor, a pink shadow roll to wear
this month. And driver Michael DeRuntz painted his racing sulky pink to show his
As the races commenced on Sunday, pink dominated: DeRuntz had a win in Race 2 with
Nothing’s Ever Free with Pan Taylor right behind, for an important health awareness
Mosher Dominates with a dozen for the weekend
The Gary Mosher juggernaut continued at Scarborough Downs on Sunday (10/21) as
the man in the familiar red and green colors worked out six winning strategies
en route to engineering the most dominant performance by a driver that the local
fans have been treated to this season.
|Derek Davis Photo
|Gary Mosher with NF Beach Candy, one of six winning drives on Sunday at Scarborough Downs.
Mosher won early and Mosher won often, claiming victory in six of the first seven
races, taking the local driving colony to school by putting his steeds in the correct
position early, and coaxing every last bit of talent out of his charges.
“This is a game of longevity,” Mosher said. “That’s what I do for the people I
drive for – I take care of their horses and they’re still firing in the fall. They’re
still racing good because we took care of them all summer.”
Sunday completed a weekend of dominance by Mosher who also won four races on Saturday,
backed by two victories on Friday for an even dozen. Sunday’s six-bagger equaled
Mosher’s personal best which he has accomplished numerous times at Yonkers and
“I’ve been lucky the last few days,” Mosher mused. “Everything I did was right.
Some days, everything you do is wrong, but today, everything was right.”
Live racing continues at the Downs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:05 pm.