Participants in the Pink Out Pony Race in the winners circle at The Meadows

Participants in the special Pink Out race in the winners circle at The Meadows.  Chris Gooden photo.

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association’s 8th Annual Pink Out for Breast Cancer Research was held on Saturday (October 22), and the event was a rousing success.

A new twist was added this year – a miniature horse race featuring Meadows reinsman Mike Wilder along with trainer Scott Betts and several other members of the community.

The non-wagering event was part of a day filled with activity at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino that helped to raise money for Washington Health System in nearby Washington, Pennsylvania.

pinkout-16cThe MSOA and Meadows Casino joined forces to donate $2,000 to Washington Health System. Additionally, a Chinese auction, which raised more than $3,200, was held to benefit the cause. Donations were also raised through a “pretty pony” contest, and raffles for a pink harness, donated by Silverstone Decorative Concrete, and a pink Michael Kors purse.


“This cause means a lot to several of our members,” said MSOA President Rich Gillock. “We are proud to pull together with the casino and others in the community to support breast cancer research.”

For additional photos from the event, visit the MSOA’s Facebook page.