Amateur Racing Series Benefits Epilepsy Foundation


Bronte is a Sacramento-area girl who was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy in January 1994. One of the things she loves most is horses, and they have a therapeutic effect for her. So it is fitting that this coming Saturday, Nov. 5, at Cal Expo, harness racing horses and their drivers will be raising funds on behalf of Bronte and others who live with epilepsy.

The California Amateur Driving Club will race horses in the Bronte Epilepsy Research Foundation Amateur Late Closer Series. It’s the largest amateur race series ever conducted in California. The first part of the series has already taken place and the event culminates on Saturday with two finals. After the finals, the foundation named for Bronte will receive $7,000, which will go directly to helping find a cure for epilepsy.

Sacramento conditioner Lou Pena, who has been an integral part of Bronte’s relationship with horses throughout the years, sponsors the series. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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