Old Friends 'Jockey Day' Oct. 20

Event to take place at Old Friends' Dream Chase Farm in Georgetown, KY.

(Edited press release)

There will be Jockeys galore at Old Friends Oct. 20, as more than a dozen top riders have confirmed their appearance for "Jockey Day."

On the current guest list: Kentucky Derby and Oaks (both gr. I) winner Calvin Borel; Belmont Stakes, Travers, and Jockey Club Gold Cup (all gr. I) winner Kent Desormeaux; Hall-of-Famer Chris McCarron; Triple Crown winner Jean Cruguet; one of greatest female jockeys in the history of the sport Patricia Cooksey; the great Randy Romero; “Chillie Willie” Martinez; Derby winners Bobby Ussery and Craig Perret; and several stars of the Fall Keeneland meet--Jamie Theriot, Cory Lanerie, and Robby Albarado.

In addition, Tommy Walters of Furlong’s fame has signed on to handle catering details for the event, which begins at 3:30 at Old Friends’ Dream Chase Farm (1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY), and a live auction of high-end racing memorabilia–including an autographed racing saddle, rider's helmet, top halters, and more– will be conducted.

Tickets to the event are $50 ($25 for Old Friends members and shareholders). Reservations are strongly suggested and are available by calling the farm at (502) 863-1775.

Jockey Day is presented by racing2day.com, an international online horse racing wagering business run by owners, players, handicappers, and fans, and is sponsored by The Markel Insurance Company, a Lexington-based firm established to target the specific insurance needs of the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.