UK Markey Cancer Foundation Presented With Check for 2018 Betsy Proceeds – Looks Ahead to 2019 Betsy Gala and Grand Prix

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation President and CEO Michael Delzotti was presented with a check from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s Dr. Ernie Martinez on Thursday, August 22nd at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Proceeds from the 2018 Betsy Gala and Grand Prix totaled $74,581.  


The presentation occurred during the KHJA Horse Show, which featured the $10,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, and the last of the Hagyard Challenge Series before the series Grand Prix at the 2019 Betsy Gala, taking place on Friday, September 20th at the Alltech Arena. 


“This will mark the 11th year of The Betsy Gala and Grand Prix.  It’s such a fantastic event and a great fundraiser for the Markey Cancer Foundation.  We are pleased to work with Hagyard on this event and so appreciate the awareness The Betsy brings to the Foundation and the work being done for those fighting cancer”, says Markey’s Delzotti.   


The Betsy will feature not only the Hagyard Challenge Grand Prix, but also an exciting live auction, silent auction and Calcutta auction – giving attendees the opportunity to “back” their favorite rider by bidding on one of the eight or more Calcutta teams.  


Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Betsy Gala and Grand Prix.  For morning information on pricing, click here 

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