Horse to run for nuns again

Howard Schoor’s harness racing horse, toUs Gait Kateri, runs for the nuns again tonight at The t,leadowlands. The 3year-old filly already has contributed more than $11,000 to Collier Services, a charity founded in 1927 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Wickatunk, N.J.

Schoor, a civil engineer who has owned and bred trotters for 20 years, met the sisters when he fixed
their leaky water tower. Seeing their need for help with programs for disadvantaged kids, Schoor — who is Jewish — became a major fund-raiser, bringing in nearly $1 million for the Catholic charity.

Lately, a key contributor has been Colts Gait Kateri, named after Schoor’s Colts Gait Farm in Colts Neck, N.J., and Kateri Environmental Center — the nuns’ summer camp for kids.

“It’s like you’re sharing some of the excitement with people who normally wouldn’t he involved in racing,” says Schoor.

He credits “divine guidance” for the filly’s strong showing, winning $114,322 in 15 outings. The sisters get their cut, 10%, off the top.

“The nuns,” says Schoor, “don’t know from net.”

USA Today

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