For the first time, racing fans will have the opportunity to elect two of their favorite riders to berths in the NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship, a four-race event featuring 12 of America's top jockeys on June 22. The fifth annual event will again take place at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie in Texas. For the fourth consecutive year, ESPN2 will televise the championship on a same-day-tape basis. The one-hour telecast will air at 12 midnight (EDT).
Through May 28, fans may log on to ntra.com, lonestarpark.com or drf.com and vote for two jockeys they would like to see invited to compete in the NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship. The two riders receiving the most votes will receive automatic berths to the event. Nine riders named to the Championship will be determined, as in the past, by committee, with one spot reserved for the leading rider at host track Lone Star Park.
In addition to fan voting, there will be a special Internet and e-mail-based promotion in conjunction with the championship. After the final field of 12 riders is determined, fans can log on to ntra.com, lonestarpark.com or drf.com and select their choice to win the competition. One of those correctly predicting the winner will receive a cash prize of $7,500, with other prizes to be awarded to other contestants.