Off to the Races with Sid and Stan!

SARATOGA SPRINGS – A new children’s book, Sid and Stan Go To The Races, by Liz Centi, has launched on Partial proceeds to benefit the New York Race Track Chaplaincy. Follow this link: an=9781663581747

Sid and Stan Go To The Races is geared towards ages 5-8. This colorful story about two golden retrievers takes the reader on an adventure through the back stretch of the racecourse following their family friend, King Sherwood, as he gets ready to race. The book offers an introduction to horse racing and what goes on behind the scenes. $1 of each book sold before December 31, 2020 will be donated to the New York Race Track Chaplaincy. 

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America was organized in 1971 and Incorporated in 1972 as a Tax-Exempt, Non-profit Charitable Organization with a National Board of Directors, Constitution and By-laws. Over 3,500 people make up the community of workers who toil behind the scenes in support of the thoroughbred racing industry at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Springs Race Course.

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy ministers to the heart and soul of the “Backstretch” community with children’s enrichment, social service, and recreational programs, educational opportunities, and non-denominational religious services. The Chaplaincy provides these extensive services with the intent of satisfying not only spiritual needs but also basic human necessities, and its unique population is served without regard to race, creed, religion, background, or social status. For more information, visit

Liz Centi lives in upstate New York. She and her husband are involved in horse racing and spend much of the Saratoga Racetrack meet on the backstretch with their golden retrievers. Their experiences there have exposed them to many wonderful people in the horse racing industry. Her hope for the book is to attract a younger generation to the sport. She is also the author of the inspirational blog “There’s A Lesson In Everything” as well as the “Golden Inspirations” which showcases pictures of her dogs paired with positive affirmations. She has had various articles published on a local and national level.

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