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Jockeys And Jeans Raises $310,000 For PDJF At Canterbury Park

Results for the June 23 Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser at Canterbury Park are in and the group of former jockeys raised $310,000, easily topping the record $254,000 raised at Parx Racing last year. The total puts the amount raised by the group to well over $1 million. “Jockeys and Jeans is a true representation of […]

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Fasig-Tipton Hosting Dec. 1 Stallion Season Auction To Benefit PDJF

On Friday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET, the all-volunteer group founded by former jockeys will hold their third annual stallion season auction, this year at Fasig-Tipton’s Seattle Slew Room in Lexington, Ky. Call-in bidding will be in place. An online sale of seasons starts on www.Starquine.com on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10:00 a.m. […]

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Record Number Of Hall Of Fame Jockeys Attending Jockeys And Jeans PDJF Fundraiser

Seventeen Hall of Fame Jockeys have committed to attending the fourth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund 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 […]

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Tony Dlugopolski: When Luck Runs Out

Tony Dlugopolski will be one of six catastrophically-injured jockeys honored at the fourth annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser at Parx Racing near Philadelphia on June 3. Formed by a group of former jockeys in 2014, the all volunteer group has raised nearly $700,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund which make monthly payments to over […]

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Parx Will Host Fourth Annual Jockeys And Jeans Event Benefiting PDJF In 2017

The Jockeys and Jeans Committee announced Friday that Parx Racing and Casino in Bensalem, PA will host the fourth annual Jockeys and Jeans on Saturday, June 3, 2017, a week before Belmont Park’s Belmont Stakes. Event proceeds benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, which makes monthly payments to over 60 former jockeys who suffered catastrophic, […]

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Fasig-Tipton Partners With Jockeys And Jeans For Feb. 28 Benefit At Gulfstream

Fasig-Tipton is partnering with the third annual Jockeys and Jeans, set for noon Sunday, Feb. 28, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The event benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Jockeys and Jeans will host an online auction of donated seasons for at least a week before the event, listing information on each stallion donated, with bidding available online. […]

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Paraplegic Former Jockey Anne Von Rosen: ‘I Will Walk Again’

“A man does what he must—in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—and that is the basis for all human morality.” John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage Paraplegic former jockey, Anne Von Rosen, is writing her own chapter. “I’m determined to fight and not give up,” she said from her apartment […]

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Former Jockey Donnally Keynote Speaker for New York Chaplaincy Fundraiser

Rev. Eddie Donnally, a former jockey and journalist once indicted for sports bribery and jailed for assault but now an ordained minister and hospital and hospice chaplain, will be the keynote speaker for the New York Chaplaincy Fundraiser on Wednesday August 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the new Fasig Tipton Sales Pavilion adjacent to Saratoga […]

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Donnally Piece on Buzzers Nominated for Stanley Bergstein Award

Use of illegal electrical devices in American horse racing was a damning part of recent undercover video distributed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, but there was little specific information presented along with the anecdotes from several horsemen who were secretly filmed. In a May 6 story for the Paulick Report website, Rev. Eddie Donnally […]

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Donnally: The Story of ‘Electric Jockeys’ and How to Rid the Sport of Them

Rev. Eddie Donnally is a former jockey and now an ordained minister. He is author of “Ride the White Horse: A Checkered Jockey’s Story of Racing, Rage and Redemption” as well as a former racing writer for the Dallas Morning News. It’s the day before Seattle Slew will win the Kentucky Derby and start his successful […]

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