Keyword: Michael Straight

  • PDJF Celebrates, Issues Call for Support

    Celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund was joined by a serious message at the Jockeys' Guild 2016 Assembly in Hollywood, Fla.

  • Michael Straight taking part in an energy study.

    A Conversation With Michael Straight

    Michael Straight, paralyzed in a riding accident five years ago, takes time to talk with Claire Novak about his recent progress walking with a bionic exoskeleton and participating in research at Florida's Miami Project.

  • Benefit Planned For Straight

    A benefit for jockey Michael Straight will be held Oct. 25 at Philly G's Restaurant in Vernon Hills, Ill.

  • Fundraisers for Jockeys Set for Weekend

    Jockeys throughout the United States and Canada will exhibit their unified show of support Sept. 5 for apprentice jockey Michael Straight, who was injured in a racing accident Aug. 26 at Arlington Park. On Sept. 6, River Downs in Ohio will raise money for disabled jockey Gary Birzer and jockey Justin Vitek, who continues to battle leukemia.

  • John Velazquez, chairman of the Jockeys' Guild and rider of Quality Road, the morning line favorite in the Travers.

    Travers Jockeys to Support Michael Straight

    Jockeys riding in the $1-million Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I) have pledged 10% of their purse earnings from the race to establish a fund for 23-year-old apprentice jockey Michael Straight, who was critically injured in a fall at Arlington Park Aug. 26.

  • Michael Straight

    Update: Straight Surgery Successful

    Jockey Matthew Straight, twin brother of apprentice jockey Michael Straight who was injured in an Aug. 26 incident at Arlington Park, has issued the following statement regarding the condition of his brother:

  • Jockey Mike Straight

    Jockey to Have Surgery, Paralysis Feared

    Apprentice jockey Michael Straight, seriously injured in an Aug. 26 spill at Chicago's Arlington Park, will undergo surgery for four fractured vertebrae at Luther General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. at approximately 3:30 p.m. CDT.

  • Apprentice Jockey Straight Injured

    Apprentice jockey Michael Straight was taken to Lutheran General Hospital following an incident in the eighth race Aug. 27 at Arlington Park.