In a release May 2, NetJets announced the jockeys in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) would wear the company’s logo in exchange for the jet leasing company making a donation to the riders that will in turn donate the money to two equine charities.
The money received by the jockeys will be donated to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Also, Bill Casner, co-owner of WinStar Farm, which has three horses running in the Derby, will make a personal donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
"NetJets is truly honored to join with the Derby jockeys and Bill Casner to make this donation to both the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation," said Richard T. Santulli, chairman and chief executive officer of NetJets. "Through our sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby, we hope to build awareness of the many worthy charities within the Thoroughbred industry, and help raise additional money to benefit these great causes."