(Edited press release)
Sponsored by the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Illinois Chapter of the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America, Dining With the Dynasty will give racing fans the opportunity to dine and converse with legendary jockeys from Thoroughbred racing’s past.
The Aug. 7 luncheon on will be held from 11:30-2:30 p.m. in the Governor’s Room at Arlington Park. The event will be limited to 100 attendees with proceeds benefitting the sponsoring organizations.
Scheduled to appear are the following jockeys: Braulio Baeza, Jerry Bailey, Walter Blum, Bill Boland, Stacy Burton, Angel Cordero Jr., Jean Cruguet, Pat Day, Dave Erb, Earlie Fires, Jackie Fires, Dennis Keenan, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay Jr., Randy Romero, John Rotz, Jose Santos, Ray Sibille, Gary Stevens, Ron Turcotte, Bobby Ussery, and Jorge Velasquez.
Tickets, which include a buffet, open bar, and a collectible program designed by equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly, are $300 and can be ordered online (www.pdjf.org) or purchased in the administrative offices at Arlington Park from Jody Musielak.
Table and event sponsorships are also available. There are 10 table sponsorships which display the name of the sponsor at the table and in the program for $2,500 each. Event sponsorships list the sponsor’s name in the program for $1,000 each. Both sponsorships will receive a limited edition poster signed by all attending jockeys, as well as a commemorative program.
All contributions are appreciated and a gift of any amount will receive a commemorative program.