A fund raiser for seriously injured Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockey Tad Leggett will be held at racetracks across the country Labor Day, Sept. 6.
On that day, both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys are asked to donate a losing mount fee to assist Leggett’s family and help with costs associated with his care and rehabilitation. Leggett suffered a broken neck June 30 immediately after the third race at Fair Meadows Racetrack in Tulsa, Okla. He is undergoing rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo.
“We need the help of anybody and everybody to assist with Tad’s medical expenses,” said Terry Meyocks, national manager of the Jockeys’ Guild. “Tad deserves a real chance to make a full recovery. It is necessary to raise this money to give Tad an opportunity to recover from his catastrophic injury.”
The Jockeys' Guild is facilitating establishment of a fund to assist Leggett and his family. Those wishing to donate should send checks to the Jockeys' Guild and mailed to 103 Wind Haven Drive, Ste 200, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Please make note of “Tad Leggett” on the check's memo line.