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Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

From left: Mackenzie Malechek, Donna Adam, Madison Januse and Stephanie Malechek, seated, with JoAnn Oreffice and Sally Hill. (Cathleen Duffy)
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Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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From left: Tina Morris, Heather Straughter, Karen Paulo, Mary Gavin, Kristie Roohan, Susan Halstead, Julie Johnson, Mylea Aldrich, Barbara Ferraro and Colleen Carlson. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Honoree Sheila Rosenblum. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Melissa Marshall and Linda Camerota. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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NYRA CEO Chris Kay. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Larry Norton, MD, Evelyn K. Lauder Breast Center. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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From left: Rachel Dwyer, Sophie and Sonja Eckardt, Sandra Foley and Patty Riggi at Saratoga Race Course. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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From left: Laurel Samascott, Donna Ross, Lena Wilkins, Joyce Austin, Joanne Nielson, Beth Smith, Kelly Lewandowski, Susan Wright, Renee Lane, Teddy Foster and Tammy Morgan. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Marlene Okby and Julie Bonacio. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Sarah Watkins and Judy and Jim Carr. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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From left: Anne Danielson, Joanne Marciano, Chris Antonious, JoAnn Slattery and NYRA CEO Chris Kay at the Sizzling Hot Pink Luncheon at Saratoga Race Course. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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From left: Mackenzie Malechek, Donna Adam, Madison Januse and Stephanie Malechek, seated, with JoAnn Oreffice and Sally Hill. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Tina Delatorre, Dorothy Rogers-Bullis, Heidi West and Sheri Granger. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Dale Roemmelt and Sally Hill. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Kristie Roohan, Dan Czech and Nancy Smith. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Honoree Sheila Rosenblum with son Eric and daughter Kara. (Cathleen Duffy)

Saratoga After Dark: Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Saratoga Race Course hosted the fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Aug. 10.

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Ignacio Galan from Moët with parents Esther Garcia and Julio Galan of Spain. (Cathleen Duffy)

Play for P.I.N.K. heated up the Saratoga Race Course with its Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon, a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, on Aug. 10.

Guests sipped Moët and perused a pop-up boutique of casualwear by Vineyard Vines, the new sponsor. Emmy-nominated reporter and breast cancer survivor Mary Morin Carlin emceed the luncheon, which featured a talk entitled “Breast Cancer: How We Are Winning the Race,” by Larry Norton, MD, scientific director at BCRF.

Neil Golub, executive chairman of Price Chopper, whose wife Jane is a breast cancer survivor, gave an update on positive clinical trials at Dana Farber for a new ovarian cancer inhibitor. “Jane and I feel so good that … the little bit we gave did so good.”

Chris Kay, president and CEO of NYRA, introduced this year’s honoree: Sheila Rosenblum, founder of Lady Sheila Stable and other racing syndicates for women. “She started in 2009 and won the Eclipse award in 2015,” said Kay, a feat many men would envy.

“The Saratoga track is one of the most beautiful, exciting, magical tracks in the country, if not the world,” Rosenblum said. “I got into the sport as a hobby … and was incredibly fortunate. I’ve tried to bring more women into the sport. We need more women in racing.”

Chris Kay’s daughter, Lauren, is deputy editor of The Knot magazine, which was placed on each table. The bride on the cover of the fall issue is photographed sitting in the Travers canoe in the infield pond at Saratoga. The 12-page “Off to the Races” feature includes photos shot at the starting gate, betting window, barns and grandstand, with labels such as “Unbridled Style,” “Haute to Trot” and “Best in Bow” — a good take-home gift on Fabulous Fillies Day at the track.

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