Glamour Gowns and Suit Up, in partnership with CASA of Los Angeles, held the 4th Annual Day at the Races on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The event, attended by 240 guests, included a full day of racing, food, fun, games and a silent and live auction. Approximately $59,000 was raised. Guests included Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez, Stewart Goldman, Senior Vice President of Chinese Laundry, and Ebony Spicer, a former foster youth who received clothing and accessories at Glamour Gowns. The 2015 event honored Chinese Laundry, which has donated women’s fashion footwear for Glamour Gowns and Suit Up for many years.

All proceeds raised from Day at the Races help to provide brand new formal clothing which is given to hundreds of foster boys and girls for their prom, graduation and job interviews. Day at the Races was chaired by Sue Marshall and Joanne Solov.

Since 2001, the spring Glamour Gowns event has provided more than 6,000 dresses, suits, shoes and accessories to thousands of foster youth, building their confidence and self-esteem. Through the generosity of caring individuals like you, we can continue to offer these deserving young people a life changing experience.  Click here for more information about Glamour Gowns.

CASA of Los Angeles’ mission is to mobilize community volunteers who deliver one-on-one advocacy for abused and neglected children in the Los Angeles foster care system. Together with Glamour Gowns and Suit Up, CASA strives to ensure that every child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive!

Click here to view photos from the 2014 event.

Thank you to our Day at the Races Sponsors

Triple Crown

  • Sue and Dr. Clifford Marshall
  • Joanne and Lessing Solov

Belmont Stakes

  • Lou Lucido
  • Deena and Ed Nahmias


  • Karen Braverman Freeman
  • Linda Duran
  • Brenda and Bill Galloway
  • Susie and Bruce Herron
  • Jim Scheinberg

Kentucky Derby

  • Pippa and Jeremy Davies
  • Allyson Pfeifer
  • June and George Romine
  • Cortez Wilks
  • Angela and Steven Williamson

The Glamour Gowns and Suit Up Committee

  • Kristen DeLeo, Co-Chair
  • Anissa McNeil, Co-Chair
  • Karen Braverman-Freeman
  • Paulette Fiorina-Chulack
  • Susan Herron
  • Sue Marshall
  • Tracee Maxwell
  • Jennifer Parker-Stanton
  • Joanne Solov
  • Cortez Wilks

Day at the Races Event Committee

  • Sue Marshall, Co-Chair
  • Joanne Solov, Co-Chair
  • Jeff and Libby Ames
  • Jodi Berman Levine
  • Marie Carpenter
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Mark McBride
  • Bethany Nagy
  • Patty Sinaiko