Our Charities

We are excited to announce the local charities who will receive the proceeds from the 2019 Thoroughbred Classic!  Please click on their names for more information on the good things that they do!

Kentucky Equal Justice Center’s Maxwell Street Legal Clinic

Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC) is a non-profit poverty law advocacy and research center. Our mission is to promote equal justice for all residents of the Commonwealth by serving as an advocate for low income and other vulnerable members of society.
Maxwell Street Legal Clinic is a trusted source of low-cost legal assistance for the immigrant and refugee communities of Kentucky. We provide assistance with family-based and humanitarian immigration relief.

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Radio Eye is a radio reading service, providing the reading of newspapers, magazines, and other printed material to people who are blind or print-impaired in Kentucky, and to producing quality programming designed to help those individuals lead enriched, productive, and independent lives.Volunteer readers provide listeners with equal access to dozens of newspapers, magazines, and special programming to offset the impact of sight loss or physical disability that prevents them from reading printed matter. Programs are broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to alleviate isolation and improve the quality of life for print-disabled listeners.

The Nest

The Nest—Center for Women, Children & Families provides a safe place for education, counseling, and support to children and families in crisis. We do this through our four programs: Respite Child Care, Parent Support & Education, Domestic Violence Counseling & Advocacy and Crisis Care Management for basic human needs. Our four programs work together to Give Children a Chance, Victims a Voice and Families a Future!



Through the power of volunteer advocacy, CASA of Lexington works to ensure that all victims of child abuse and neglect are given a chance to thrive in a safe, permanent home.  CASA’s trained and supervised volunteers provide an independent voice for children, one child at a time, by speaking for their best interest in the family court system.

E7 Kids Cafe

E7 Kids Cafe is a community center and safe space for children in the East End of Lexington, KY. At E7, we strive to inspire curiosity and make reading and learning enjoyable, all while providing a free and reliable safe space where children can eat, play, and grow. Our no-barrier, cost-free Afterschool Program is open to any child between the ages of 4 and 17. All students who join us can enjoy homework help and one-on-one reading time with any one of our amazing mentors. Our Afterschool Program also includes supervised indoor AND outdoor play, with Duncan Park just across the street! Each child is given a free snack upon arrival, and served a free hot meal for dinner every evening.


GleanKY (pronounced glēn kən-ˈtə-kē) was founded in 2010 by three individuals seeking to attack two problems: food waste and hunger. Recognizing that excess produce presented an opportunity to serve the large number of people needing food, we explored creative and effective ways to connect the two. By gleaning (aka, gathering) excess produce from farms, orchards, grocery stores, farmers markets and home gardens, GleanKY reduces local food waste and provides fruits and vegetable for more than 80 partner recipients. GleanKY produce is never sold and is intended only for members of our community facing food insecurity. We glean nearly a thousand times a year and yet we’ve just scratched the surface of diverting wasted food. As GleanKY’s network of food sources and partners continues to grow, we’re expanding our reach across Central Kentucky.