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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

H. Allen Jerkens to be honored at Siro's Cup benefit

The 17th Annual Earl B. Feiden Siro’s Cup to benefit the Center for Disability Services Foundation will be held on Thursday, July 22. The party, held on the eve of opening day at the Saratoga Race Course, begins at 6:30 p.m., at Siro’s Restaurant, 168 Lincoln Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

At 7 p.m., there will be a presentation to Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen “Chief” Jerkens to honor his contribution to the horse racing industry and salute him for his long and successful career. Jerkens is legendary for sending horses to the starting gate who then upset favored champions. The event will welcome many top jockeys and trainers. Guests will dance to music from the Electric City Horns until 11 p.m. under an open air tent. The evening includes a cocktail buffet and open bar. Siro’s Cup is held rain or shine.

The popular event is a benefit for the Center for Disability Services Foundation in support of Adult Services, Center Health Care & Assistive Technology, Clover Patch Camp, CloverPatch Pre-School, Langan School and St. Margaret’s Center. The Center is a resource for people of all ages who have disabilities or health related conditions. It has a 68 year history in the Capital Region and beyond, and is known as the place where people get better at life.

Tickets are $125 per person by July 21st or $1100 for a group of ten tickets if purchased by July 16th. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Walk ins are welcome and tickets at the door are $150. For reservations, call 518-944-2125 or email:



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