Keyword: PDJF

  • Jockeys and Jeans Stallion Season Auction Scheduled

    On Dec. 1, the all volunteer group founded by former jockeys Jockeys and Jeans will hold its third annual stallion season auction, this year at Fasig-Tipton’s Seattle Slew Room in Lexington, to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Shared Belief print

    Auction of Shared Belief Print to Benefit PDJF

    KMN Racing, co-owners of the late Shared Belief, will auction a limited edition print of the Eclipse Award winner on opening day of the Santa Anita Park Winter Meet, Dec. 26, 2016. 

  • Arabian horse racing

    CHRB Approves Santa Anita Arabian Race

    The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 25 approved a proposal from Santa Anita Park to offer gambling on an Arabian race in April, with pending legislation on the topic expected to pass soon in Sacramento.

  • 'Jockeys and Jeans' Set for Feb. 28

    The third "Jockeys and Jeans" fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund is set for Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. About $400,000 in non-guaranteed stallion seasons are available through an online auction.

  • 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.

  • Racing Charities to Support on Giving Tuesday

    Here are some equine charities focused on Thoroughbred racing and beyond that give back to horses and the humans who love them on Giving Tuesday, a chance to donate to charities that make a difference all over the world.

  • A 68-page colorful and engaging tribute to the sacrifices and contributions jockey make to Thoroughbred racing

    Tracks Across Country Mark PDJF Day

    Almost 30 racetracks will participate in "PDJF Day Across America," a fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund, on Aug. 1, with numerous events and auctions are scheduled at racetracks.

  • Derby Day Fund-Raiser to Benefit PDJF

    A consortium of racing organizations has announced a Derby Day fund-raising campaign to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will be held May 2 at tracks and racing venues across the U.S.

  • Ron Turcotte

    Turcotte Honorary Chairman for PDJF Event

    Hall of Fame rider Ron Turcotte, best known as the jockey for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, will serve as the honorary chairman of the 2015 "Jockeys and Jeans" fundraiser set for May 30 at Indiana Grand.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Receives Mike Venezia Award

    Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, was presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Riders Trujillo, Nakatani to Fight for PDJF

    In what is being billed as the "Battle Off The Saddle," jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Corey Nakatani are scheduled for a three-round boxing match Aug. 30 following the races at Del Mar.

  • RTCA Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 1

    Race Track Chaplaincy of America will host its second annual golf tournament Oct. 1 at Griffin Gate Golf Club in Lexington Ky., with a portion of the proceeds from the event benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Angel Cordero, Jr.

    'Jockey Legends Day' to be Held at Saratoga

    Fifteen of the greatest riders in the history of Thoroughbred racing will gather at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 9 for the first-ever "Jockey Legends Day" to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • 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.

  • New York Horsemen Donate to Jockeys Fund

    The Board of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association voted unanimously at its meeting Nov. 14 to donate $50,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez to be Saluted at Laurel Sept. 21

    Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, who retired in June due to the severity of injuries sustained in a spill at Aqueduct Racetrack in January, will make a special appearance at Laurel Park Sept. 21.

  • Saratoga Diary: New Round of Night Life

    A new round of night life has ushered in the meet's second half, replacing such tonier musings as black-tie affairs, over-priced fundraisers, and Hall of Fame ceremonies.

  • Jockeys to Sing for Charity

    Saratoga jockeys will be in full voice Aug. 22, when they take the stage at Vapors Night Club for "Riders Up," an evening of jockey karaoke and dinner to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.