Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and the Delaware Jockeys' Association are teaming up to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund through Family Fun Day from 12:30 to 3 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Aug. 22 in the picnic grove.
Activities will include pony rides, jockey autographs, and a country-style barbecue.
"The Delaware Park family has a great appreciation for the jockeys' continued dedication and contribution," said Delaware Park executive director of racing John Mooney in a release. "These great athletes risk injury for spectators' enjoyment. The Delaware Park family has always been a proud supporter of the PDJF and we look forward to furthering our efforts to benefit this cause."
Retired rider Ramon Dominguez, the all-time Delaware Park jockey by wins, will be at the track during Family Fun Day as a special representative of the PDJF.
In 2013, Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the Delaware Jockeys' Health & Welfare Fund, and the Delaware Arabian Alliance donated a combined $20,000 annually for a three-year period as part of the Ramon Dominguez retirement celebration.