Remember Me Rescue is a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredited 501(c)3 organization specializing in rehabilitating, retraining and rehoming retired racehorses
4th Annual Remember Me Rescue Gala and Fundraiser for Retired Racehorses JUNE 3rd at Lone Star Park
This year's Gala promises to be the most entertaining yet with a terrific line up with our racing celebrities!
Our Master of Ceremonies this year will be TVG's Peter Lurie and our Guest of Honor will be award winning journalist Margaret Ransom. This team will be sure to provide a fun filled evening.
Your ticket price will include a first class buffet style dinner, live and silent auctions, and a chance to meet this year's celebrities.
Margaret Ransom receiving the StanBergsteinAward
California native and lifelong horsewoman Margaret Ransom is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. She got her start in racing working in the publicity departments at Calder Race Course and Hialeah Park, as well as in the racing office at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. She then spent six years in Lexington, KY, at BRISnet.com where she helped create and develop the company’s popular newsletters, Handicapper’s Edge and Bloodstock Journal.
After returning to California, she served six years as the Southern California news correspondent for BloodHorse, assisted in the publicity department at Santa Anita Park and and was a contributor to many other racing publications, including HorsePlayer Magazine and Trainer Magazine. She then spent seven years at HRTV and HRTV.com in various roles as researcher, programming assistant, producer and social media and marketing manager. She has also walked hots and groomed runners, worked the elite sales in Kentucky for top-class consignors and volunteers for several race horse retirement organizations, including CARMA.
In 2016 Margaret was awarded the Stan Bergstein Writing Award, sponsored by Team Valor, and earned the Eclipse Award honorable mention for her expose, "The Shocking Untold Story of Trainer Maria Borell," which helped rescue 43 abandoned Thoroughbreds in Mercer County, KY, and began a movement for harsher animal welfare laws within the state.
Margaret’s very first Breeders’ Cup was at Hollywood Park in 1984 and she has attended more than half of the Breeders’ Cups since. She counts Holy Bull, Zenyatta and Arrogate as her favorite horses of all time. She lives in Pasadena with her longtime beau, Tony, two Australian Shepherds and one Golden Retriever.
PETER LURIE was born on the “Hippie Side” of Laurel Canyon in 1962. Coming from a family of actors it’s no surprise he jumped into the acting profession at an early age. In the late 60’s he got his start in the Roger Corman film “The Trip”. This film was directed by Jack Nicholson and starred Peter Fonda & Bruce Dern. As a teenager he studied with the Mother of Improvisational Theatre, “Viola Spolin”. After graduating from Los Angeles Valley College, Peter was close to a BA in theatre from CSUN when the opportunity came to work with Martin Sheen and Peter Firth on a motion picture. That film, “State of Emergency” was shot in England and France and to this date is still one of the most cherished moments of his career.
The 80’s were a tough time for actors so Peter paid the bills as a tour guide at Universal Studios Hollywood. He didn’t know it at the time, but this would prove to be the start of something big. While out on the back lot, Peter was overheard by the owner of a recording studio, he thought Peter should get into the Voice Over business. Six months later Peter would record his first job for ABC’s “Wild World of Kids”. During this time he would also pursue his love of music with a band he co-founded called “Fourth Car Foreign”. The band lasted 10 years but never caught on “commercially”.
The 90’s were a great time for the V.O. business. This financial freedom allowed Peter to pursue another interest, that of a thoroughbred horse owner. He had been on or around the racetrack since age 4, so it only seemed natural that he would become actively involved in Horse Racing. In the late 90’s Peter and his thoroughbred partnership went into business with trainer Warren Stute, the Dean of California Horce Racing, and for 5 yrs enjoyed moderate success.
The New Millenium brought hardship to the V.O. Business. Peter decided to pursue another occupation, this time as a jockey’s agent. Once again, one career move has a funny way of leading to another. One morning at a workout, he was approached about a new Horse Racing channel, HRTV, now TVG. Peter quickly accepted the on-air job and to date is a major part of the Broadcast team. In addition to his TVG success Peter is enjoying a resurgence in the Voice Over Busines including his role in the Sony Image Works, Academy Award Winning Animated Short Film “The Chubbchubbs”, as well as the lead character PAXTON FETTAL in the FEAR video game series. Peter is now part of the Nickelodeon series TMNT as the reoccurring character LEATHERHEAD, more importantly he is now an ACTION FIGURE… Does it get any better… I DON’T THINK SO!!!
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Remember Me Rescue Gala and Fundraiser for retired racehorses. Tickets can be purchased early through PayPal for $75.
Your ticket will include an amazing buffet, cash bar, live and silent auction items to benefit the rehabilitation and retraining of retried racehorses, and a chance to meet some racing celebrities.
Individual or multiple tickets can be purchased online now. Tickets will be picked up at the gate the night of the event.
We are also offering tables for our sponsors. Tables include the same items as the individual tickets but also include open bar and preferred seating.
Sponsors tables can be purchase through PayPal for $1000.