1000 Birthday Wishes – Celebrating Quick Call at 35!
Join us as we celebrate Quick Call with our “1000 wishes” campaign this summer!
Saratoga’s “Horse for the Course” is now 35 years old.
Celebrate Quick Call’s 35th Birthday and help us gather
1,000 Gifts of $35 in his honor during the 2019 Saratoga racing meet.
When you give your gift, share this link and use the hashtag #quickcall35 to spread the word!
Read more about Quick Call: Joe Clancy’s article “True Calling” in the Saratoga Special (July 12, 2019)
Quick Call is the elder statesman of the TRF herd. In fact he turned 35 on February 27, 2019! Since his retirement from racing in 1990, Quick has spent his long retirement at New York State’s Wallkill Correctional Facility where he is an invaluable teacher to the inmates in our TRF Second Chances Program.
Over the course of his 89 start career, Quick Call won more than $800,000 on the racetrack. He especially loved Saratoga where Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day guided Quick Call to victories in the Forego Handicap in 1988 and 1989, and just missed a third consecutive win at the Forego in 1990—losing by a nose to Lay Down.Prior to retirement, Quick Call scored an exciting upset victory over Sewickley in the 1990 Tom Fool Handicap at Belmont Park. The son of Quack worked for Hall of Fame trainer Sid Watters.
Click Here to enjoy the great video produced by NYRA about Quick Call (July 2018)