08/01/2001 11:00PM

Bessemer donates TV time to charities

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Bessemer Trust Company, which recently announced sponsorship of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, has announced it will donate approximately 30 spots of national television time to three equine-related charities.

The television spots, airing on CBS, ESPN, and ESPN2 now through October, will be divided between the Grayson - Jockey Club Research Foundation which funds scientific veterinary research aimed at improving the health and safety of horses, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation which operates a network of facilities to care for and arrange for the adoption of retired race horses, and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.