Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund

Riders Up! Saratoga Jockeys To Hold Karaoke Night To Benefit PDJF

Competition is always fierce in Saratoga in the summer, but perhaps nowhere as fierce as on the Vapor Night Club stage during the annual jockey karaoke contest. This year’s event, which benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), will take place Monday, July 31 and is one of the highlights of the Saratoga social calendar. […]

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Remembering Ak-Sar-Ben: Nebraskan Jockeys Reunite For PDJF Benefit At Horsemen’s Park

Though Ak-Sar-Ben has been shuttered sinceĀ 1995, the Nebraska oval is still remembered fondly by those who grew up in the shadow of its grandstand. Thanks to the brainstorming of Jockeys’ Guild employee Deborah Moss and Perry Compton, as well as several others who grew up in Nebraska racing, Horsemen’s Park in Omaha will play host […]

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17 Hall Of Fame Riders To Participate In Upcoming ‘Jockeys And Jeans’ Fundraiser

Seventeen Hall of Fame jockeys will attend the fourth annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) at Parx Casino and Racing near Philadelphia on Saturday, June 3. The number exceeds the 14 who attended the group’s third event at Gulfstream Park last year and will be one of the largest […]

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Florida Derby Charity Golf Tournament Benefits PDJF, TRAC

Players can sign up now for the seventh annual Florida Derby Charity Golf Tournament, to be held Tuesday, March 28 at The Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club The popular tournament, which kicks off Florida Derby Week, will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care). Registration will take place […]

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Santa Anita Jockeys Set To Compete In 50th Annual Charity Basketball Game

The 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 23 at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation. Given the historic nature of the game, individual […]

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‘He’s Such A Fighter’: Injured Jockey Beaucamp Flies Home To France To Begin Rehabilitation

Jockey Laurent Beaucamp was severely injured in a fall at Monmouth Park on Sept. 5, 2016. The 41-year-old French native made a move up the inside rail on the turf course aboard Irresistible Me, but the horse appeared to bounce off of the temporary rail, then to attempt to jump it. The move unseated Beaucamp, […]

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‘Ironman’ Ouzts To Be Honored At Turfway Park On Jan. 6

In support of a grassroots effort to bring 62-year-old Thoroughbred jockey Perry Ouzts to the attention of the National Racing Hall of Fame, Turfway Park will honor the local rider and his continuing 43-year career with Perry Ouzts Day on Fri., Jan. 6. The day’s fourth race will be named for Ouzts, with a presentation […]

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Santa Anita: Shared Belief Print Auction To Benefit PDJF

KMN Racing, LLC, the owners of the late Shared Belief, will be auctioning off a limited edition print of the Eclipse Award Winner on opening day of the Winter Meet at Santa Anita, Dec. 26, 2016. The print features Shared Belief’s spectacular win over California Chrome in the 2015 San Antonio Invitational Handicap at Santa […]

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Sexton, Former Churchill President, Dies Age 57

Steve Sexton, who served as the president of Churchill Downs from 2002 through 2009, passed away on Monday according to He was 57. “He was one of the greatest racing executives of all time,” said Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen. “Just one example was a few years ago the disabled jockeys were in danger […]

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