Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, who retired after riding Came Home to victory in the Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park June 23, will return to Hollywood on American Oaks Day, July 6, to sign memorabilia as part of the "Jockeys Across America" fundraiser for the Don McBeth Memorial Jockey Fund.
The 47-year-old McCarron, who left as the sport's all-time leading jockey by earnings, will be on hand to sign posters, photos, or other memorabilia for a $5 charitable donation.
The racing program on July 6 includes the inaugural running of the American Oaks, a $500,000 race for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/4 miles on the turf. Also on the card are two other graded stakes, the $300,000 Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Handicap at seven furlongs and the $100,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf at a mile.
"Jockeys Across America" activities will include a jockeys' footrace and a dunk tank that will invite public participation.