3rd Annual Hay, Oats & Spaghetti a huge success – thank you
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 28, 2015 – The Third Annual “Hay, Oats & Spaghetti” dinner to support the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) hosted by Giuseppe and Lauren Grisio at Bravo! on Monday July 27 raised more than $11,000 for the world’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred aftercare organization.
“In three short years, this event has skyrocketed and shows exactly what is best about Saratoga,” said TRF Board member and Thoroughbred breeder Suzie O’Cain. “You have old friends reuniting, you have a generous community businessman who happens to own one of the best restaurants around, and it all comes together to benefit the horses, which is the reason why all of us are here in the first place.”
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation serves up spaghetti at successful Saratoga Springs fundraiser.
Previously held at Mama Mia’s Pizza & Cafe, owners Giuseppe and Lauren Grisio hosted “Hay, Oats & Spaghetti” at their new Bravo! restaurant to accommodate a larger crowd.
Among the approximately 200 in attendance were many personalities from Saratoga’s horse racing scene, including trainers Mike Hushion, Rick Violette Jr., H. James Bond and his wife, Tina; Ian Wilkes and his wife, Tracey, Carl Domino, and Richard Schosberg and his wife, Dawn; Joe and Anne McMahon of McMahon Thoroughbreds; Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds; Tom Gallo of Parting Glass Racing; Saratoga philanthropist Michele Riggi and Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen. Other generous event sponsors included DeCresente Distributing, Saratogian, Adirondack Trust, Thorobred Feed Sales, and Saratoga Strategic Partners.