The Queen's Cup Steeplechase Raises $35,000.00 for Purple Heart Homes

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The annual Queen’s Cup Steeplechase enjoyed their highest numbers since 2008 while raising $35,000 for the veteran based charity Purple Heart Homes.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase celebrated another year of steeplechase horse racing and community. The race brought 13,500 patrons to the grounds of the Brooklandwood Racecourse for first class racing in the beautiful and unique setting.

The race is made possible by The Queen’s Cup sponsors. The sponsors include BAE Systems, Sonitrol, GMC, Tru Green, and WTVI. Through their generous support the race purse was increased allowing for higher caliber racing.

The race included 41 horses including a Kentucky Derby horse, Mr. Hot Stuff. This thoroughbred enjoyed a flat track career and has transitioned to steeplechasing. In addition to the horses, there were two champion jockeys racing, Paddy Young, and Ross Geraghty.

The highlight for the Queen’s Cup Steeplchase is not only the thrill of the race, but the thrill of giving back to the community. Through increased attendance and raffle sales the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase was able to generously donate to the Mooresville, NC based non-profit Purple Heart Homes. Purple Heart Homes, Inc. is dedicated to providing personalized housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans and their families that are substantial in function, design and quality—homes that are fit to welcome home, and thank, the fighting men and women of America. Each case is different, but in all cases Purple Heart Homes provides at little or no cost to the veteran a “quality of life solution” that creates an injury specific, barrier free-living environment. These solutions can range from remodeling an existing home already owned by the veteran, to creating an entire living space from the ground up.

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Headquartered in Mineral Springs, North Carolina, The Charlotte Steeplechase Association, Inc., producers of the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to produce a highly anticipated, annual horse racing venue partnering with other non-profits, financially supported by local, regional and national companies and individuals. Contributions are encouraged and tax deductible.

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