Hibiscus Stables EVP Jon Taisey has organized a charity fund raising event to support the PDJF.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Twenty-nine tracks will auction signed photographs of American Pharoah and Secretariat on Derby Day.
The PDJF pays a monthly stipend to injured jockeys unable to work, and doesn't have permanent guaranteed funding.
Santa Anita Park will feature the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards Stakes, a top-level event with a $100,000 purse for Arabians, April 2.
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.
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.
Seasons to Lane's End-based stallions Honor Code, Liam's Map, Tonalist, The Factor, Union Rags, and Mr Speaker, will headline an online auction that will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
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.
To commemorate its 75th anniversary, the Jockeys' Guild has issued a limited edition set of 152 trading cards featuring top Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys.
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.
Reservations are being accepted for the fourth annual "Chipping in for Johnny" Morris Golf Tournament, set for Oct. 12 at the University Club of Kentucky near Lexington.
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 Aug. 22.
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.
Saratoga Race Course will unite with racetracks across the country as part of the second-annual Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Awareness Day Aug. 1.
All proceeds generated as a result of Xpressbet customers wagering on Assiniboia Downs on the Saturday, July 18, card, will be donated by the online betting company to the trust of injured jockey Alyssa Selman.
The second annual "PDJF Day Across America," a day of fundraising and awareness-building for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund, will be held Saturday, Aug. 1.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will be the site of the second-annual "Jockeys & Jeans" event May 30.
Broadcaster Kenny Rice and trainer Todd Pletcher will attend the fund-raiser that benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Camp Horsin' Around.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
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.
The "Fillies & Lilies Party," one of Kentucky Derby week's new social happenings, has named the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund as the event's charity beneficiary for 2015.
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.
With no permanent funding source for the industry's Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund, the Jockeys' Guild is working to rally more support for its "Dollar Start" effort.
The second annual "Jockeys and Jeans" event to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund is scheduled for May 30 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
- By Tom LaMarra
A look at Crown Queen, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and field size. read blog
Six of Thoroughbred racing's all-time greatest jockeys will be at Kentucky Downs Sept. 10 to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every horse that breaks from the starting gate in a race at a New York Racing Association track will generate a $1 donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund , it was announced July 24.
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.
More than 30 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racetracks throughout the U.S. have been invited to participate in the first Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund's "Day Across America" July 26.
A "Jocktails" charity event will take place during Blue Grass Stakes week with members of the Keeneland jockey colony tending bar for tips to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Citing the paralyzing injuries suffered by a rider in a recent Quarter Horse race at Turf Paradise, the Jockeys' Guild is calling on all tracks to put in place $1 million in catastrophic injury coverage.
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.
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.
- By Vic Zast
Historic meet ends on a high note for many. read blog
Proceeds from admissions on closing day at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2, will be donated in the name of Ramon Dominguez to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, the New York Racing Association announced.
- By Vic Zast
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. read blog
This year's Travers Celebration on Aug. 23 will benefit the Backstretch Employee Service Team, the Times Union Hope Fund, and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
An original oil painting depicting a morning scene at Santa Anita Park is being sold by an art gallery in New Mexico to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
A star-studded party has been scheduled to raise funds for two charities that help disabled jockeys and others involved in horse racing.
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.
The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will benefit from an annual donation tied to the Norm Barron Queen City Oaks, an Ohio-bred stakes to be run at River Downs July 17.
The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) has launched its new Web site at www.pdjf.org.
Emerald Downs and its jockey colony will recognize recently injured jockey Rene Douglas and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund June 6, Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day.
Riders at racetracks across the United States and Canada will take part in a unified show of support June 6 for recently injured jockey Rene Douglas and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
IEAH Stables, the owners of Kentucky Derby contenders Big Brown and Court Vision, will celebrate their trip to Louisville by sponsoring the Jockey Legends Dinner at the Executive West Hotel on Derby eve. The event is expected to replace the Mint Jubilee Gala on the social itineraries of retired jockeys and those riding in this year's Derby.
- By Claire Novak
The prominent insurance companies American International Group (AIG) and Maroevich, O'Shea & Coghlan (MOC) Insurance Services have each made significant donations to the NTRA Charities Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund in the past few weeks, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Nov. 1.
Dana Parham, a Thoroughbred racing fan and Standardbred owner and breeder, has made a contribution of $250,000 to the NTRA Charities' Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
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