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Tedisco, Knowlton to be honored by Equine Advocates

Horseman Jack Knowlton and Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glennville, will be the guests of honor at the 12th annual Equine Advocates Awards Dinner & Charity Auction at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Aug. 1.

“It has been ten years since Jack Knowlton and Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide became the first New York Bred to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes," said
Equine Advocates President Susan Wagner in a statement. "Since then, Jack Knowlton has become a strong voice against equine abuse and slaughter."

She added, "Assemblyman Jim Tedisco has dedicated his life to the protection of animals and now is fighting for the passage of legislation to ban the slaughter of equines in New York State, which will have national implications as we move forward in passing a federal ban."

Knowlton, who will receive the 2013 Safe Home Equine Protection Award, said in a statement that he was honored for the recognition and was dedicated the prevention of horse slaughter. Tedisco, who will be awarded the Ellen & Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award, called horse slaughter unpatriotic in a statement.

General tickets for the event at $250 and tickets at the front-tier tables are $500. The event will be chaired by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth and Bonacio construction co-owner Julie Bonacio.

For more information about the event call (518) 245-1599.

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