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ACTEC Foundation Spring Derby – And they’re off!

May 28, 2020 | News

And they’re off! The ACTEC Foundation’s Spring Derby has officially opened! Seven jockeys are Riding for the Cup in the first ACTEC Foundation Spring Derby:

  • Uncle Phil, ridden by Jockey Jeffrey C. Thede
  • Keeps on Giving, ridden by Jockey Kathleen R. Sherby
  • Hope Springs Eternal, ridden by Jockey John T. Rogers, Jr.
  • Riding It Out, ridden by Jockey Christopher B. Hunt
  • OverWillms’d, ridden by Jockey Melissa J. Willms
  • Thunder Road, ridden by Jockey James M. Maddox
  • Persistence, ridden by Jockey L. Henry Gissel, Jr.

OverWillms’d, ridden by Melissa Willms has taken a strong lead, with Keeps on Giving ridden by Kathy Sherby right on her tail. In third place, Persistence, ridden by Henry Gissel, is picking up the pace to move into second, while Uncle Phil and Jockey Jeff Thede are trying to make a move to third.  Jim Maddox’s Thunder Road is a strong contender, and Hope Springs Eternal is being spurred by jockey John Rogers. Riding It Out, ridden by Chris Hunt, is having a little trouble making headway and needs your support!

Each dollar donated moves your favorite horse and jockey one yard closer to the finish line! You can participate in this historic Derby by checking the ATCEC Foundation website’s Leader Board every Wednesday and following the Foundation’s Facebook page for updates to the Leader Board. If your horse isn’t in the lead, you can donate to move it forward. The official Derby will run until Monday, June 22. The winning jockey will receive the coveted ACTEC Foundation Derby Cup and bragging rights for the next year.

Each jockey has a goal of raising $2,200 to support the ACTEC Foundation’s mission to promote scholarship and education in trust, estate, tax, and related areas of the law by supporting scholarship to improve the law and by encouraging teaching, careers and life-long learning in the area.

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