The Fourth Annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser, which supports the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, will be held June 3 at Parx Racing near Philadelphia.
The March 28 event benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Florida TRAC.
Panelists Stacy Burton, her partner Jan Hortyk, Michael Straight, Jackie Fires, and Anne Von Rosen discussed their everyday needs and how the PDJF assists them.
The May 7 silent auction at dozens of U.S. tracks featured framed, autographed photos of Secretariat and American Pharoah.
The two organizations have teamed up for this fundraising effort to offer the goggles signed by Victor Espinoza, Gary Stevens, and John Velazquez.
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.
The Jockeys' Guild will continue efforts to raise awareness and develop the best treatment for rider concussions when it meets for its annual assembly Feb. 15-17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 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.
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.
The second "Jockeys & Jeans" fundraiser, held at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino May 30, raised $201,078 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will be the site of the second-annual "Jockeys & Jeans" event May 30.
Equus Interactive's Racetrack Warriors announced an agreement May 5 with the Jockeys' Guild and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) that will bring a new fantasy draft game to market called "Jockey Draft."
Broadcaster Kenny Rice and trainer Todd Pletcher will attend the fund-raiser that benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Camp Horsin' Around.
- By BloodHorse 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
Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte will appear at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 24, to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund.
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.
Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Eddie Maple, Chris McCarron, and Randy Romero, as well as active riders Edgar Prado and Calvin Borel will be at Kentucky Downs for "Hall of Fame Day" Sept. 10.
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.
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.
A series of special events leading up to the Eclipse Awards, will benefit a range of racing-related charities, including the Gulfstream Thoroughbred Aftercare Program and Permanently Disabled 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.
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.
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.
In an emotional ceremony in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 25, retired jockey Ramon Dominguez was presented with the Mike Venezia Award and the 2012 Eclipse Award trophy he was unable to accept last January.
Gulfstream Park is hosting several charity fundraisers the week before the Eclipse Awards, Jan. 15-19.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has formed an Eclipse Awards "host committee" that will actively promote participation in Eclipse Awards week events.
A series of special events leading up to the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards will benefit several Thoroughbred industry-related charities, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 4.
- 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
Five retired jockeys will ride against five of the top riders in the Arlington Park standings in the "Arlington Fab vs. Legends" turf race Aug. 17, one day before the 30th running of the Arlington Million.
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.
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