For 30 years Local 38 members, friends and families have gathered at Golden Gate Fields on Thanksgiving for the running of the Annual Joseph P. Mazzola Memorial Horse Race.
This year more than 125 people attended the annual tradition. The day included a Thanksgiving turkey luncheon with all the trimmings, and a full card of racing.
The Mazzola Memorial race was won by RPrettyBoyFloyd, ridden by jockey Julien Couton. My Discretion finished second, and Junior G Man finished third in the 1-mile race.
The Memorial Race honors Local 38 Business Manager Joe Mazzola, who grew up working farms in upstate New York, and had an abiding love for both horses and horseracing.