Everyday living-Conserving Act At Emerald Downs: Marshall Allen Earns RTCA’s White Horse Award – Horse Racing News

The winner of this year’s RTCA White Horse Award is Marshall Allen, who saved the existence of a prolonged-time operator at Emerald Downs.

A hero is a man or woman who is admired for braveness, excellent achievements, and noble characteristics.  There are heroes throughout the horse racing industry and the Race Track Chaplaincy of The us (RTCA) recognizes these selfless servants per year as a result of its RTCA White Horse Award.

This year’s nominees were as follows:

  • Marshall Allen – Emerald Downs
  • Julie Berry – Blue Grass Farms Charities
  • Jonathan Estrada – Belmont Park
  • Nick Garafola & Veronica Gallardo – Belmont Park
  • Sebastian “Bas” Nichols – Ellis Park
  • Marvin Navas Prado – Ellis Park

The winner of this year’s RTCA White Horse Award is Marshall Allen, who saved the lifetime of a extensive-time proprietor at Emerald Downs.

On the morning of Could 9, assistant coach Marshall Allen was in the shed row going for walks to saddle a horse, when he observed a man collapse as he was walking by the barn. Devoid of hesitation, Marshall dropped what he had in his arms and rushed to the scene.  The person who was in distress was prolonged-time owner Jim Foulkes, a recurrent visitor to the barn location. Marshall seen the man’s shade turning blue and commenced to carry out CPR.

Emergency Health care Experts finally arrived on the scene and took above when they misplaced Foulkes heartbeat, they brought out the exterior defibrillator and urgently requested if any one had a knife to minimize open up Foulkes shirt.  It was once yet again Marshall Allen who swiftly acted and pulled a knife from his pocket. When Foulkes was stabilized, he was transported to the clinic. The prognosis at the time appeared dim, but later on in the day they uncovered that Foulkes was on a respirator in a medically induced coma and was “hanging in there.” Prayers requests chains circulated the barn space and have been sent to RTCA Countrywide.

By May perhaps 13, Foulkes was off of ventilator, respiration on his have and was generating continual development to recovery. On July 1, he was in the barn space and paid out a check out to the Stenslie’s barn to thank the male whose quick motion saved his daily life.

I was instructed it was “a goosebumps moment” said MaryAnn O’Connell, Govt Director, Washington HBPA.  “Marshall was the great human being to accomplish these a selfless act, putting himself aside”.


Thanks to Covid-19, the classic White Horse Awards banquet were not equipped just take position.  Consequently, Marshall and the other WHA nominees will be recognized at their respective areas by RTCA Chaplains and associates.

For additional facts, please get hold of the RTCA Countrywide Services Center at (859) 410-7822.

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