e.j. perrodin

E. J. Perrodin’s Widow to Attend Hall of Fame Ceremony

Jockey E.J. Perrodin’s widow and son are looking forward to the rider’s induction to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame on Mar. 4. Perrodin, who died last year of brain cancer, had won 3,083 races and $41,402,415 in earnings during his career, which spanned 37 years. Perrodin will be inducted along with owner Ray Salmen […]

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Former jockey Perrodin loses battle with cancer at 55

Former jockey E.J. Perrodin, whose career spanned 39 years in the saddle, died on Sunday morning after a battle with lung cancer, it has been reported by the Daily Racing Form. Perrodin retired in February during the Fair Grounds meet; shortly afterwards doctors discovered he had a significant tumor in his lung. The cancer was […]

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Fair Grounds horsemen, fans rally for retired jockey with cancer

The Times-Picayune’s Bob Fortus tells a heartwarming story about the outpouring of support given to retired jockey E.J. Perrodin, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last month, just days after announcing his retirement: “Jockeys, trainers, owners, assistant trainers, grooms, exercise riders, hot walkers, veterinarians, track officials, fans – people involved in racing in just […]

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Hall of Famer Van Berg to serve as auctioneer at Perrodin fundraiser

Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg has volunteered his services as auctioneer when the Fair Grounds in New Orleans hosts a charitable crawfish boil on Mar. 20 to benefit the family of jockey E.J. “Tee Joe” Perrodin, who was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly after announcing his retirement from the saddle in February, according […]

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