NJ’s annual horse racing event raises thousands of dollars for healthcare organizations – CBS New York


FAR HILLS, NJ (CBSNewYork) – Thousands of people flocked to Far Hills, New Jersey on Saturday to watch horse races for a good cause.

Organizers say the annual Far Hills Race Meeting garnered international attention with seven horses from Europe.

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The event was a steeplechase, which meant that the horses had to jump fences and face obstacles.

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This year, the race leaders hope to donate approximately $ 500,000 to charity to benefit health care organizations in the region.

“We have a long-standing relationship with Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Systems, and have given them nearly $ 20 million over the years. They built a 60,000 foot cancer center and named it Steeplechase Cancer Center in our honor, ”said Guy Torsilieri, Far Hills Race Co-Chair.

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The Far Hills Race also has a three-year commitment to five other health care-related charities in New Jersey.


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