Derby Riders May Be Disciplined for Wearing Logo

Derby Riders May Be Disciplined for Wearing Logo
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Jockeys' Guild logo, appeared on some jockeys' pants.
The Kentucky Racing Commission has summoned 14 of the 16 jockeys that rode in the Kentucky Derby to appear before the Churchill Downs stewards May 16 for wearing a "Jockeys Guild" logo on their pants in apparent violation of the Kentucky rules of racing.

The only two Derby jockeys that did not wear the logo were Pat Day and Jerry Bailey. Churchill Downs steward Richard Leigh said the jockeys likely risk being slapped with a small fine, "but it's never happened before, so I'm not really sure.

"The state of Kentucky says you can't wear anything on your apparel, so we're going to hear from them next Friday at 1 p.m.," Leigh said.

Earlier this week, Dr. Wayne Gertmenian, whose Matrix Capital Associates took over management of the Guild in 2001, said the jockeys wore the patch in the Derby "to show their solidarity."

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