Jockeys and Jeans

‘Overcoming Spirit’: Paraplegic Former Jockey Finds Another Way To Race

Armando Rivera, 58, a paraplegic since racing accident at age 18 in California, will race his wheelchair in the March 30 “Run The Bluegrass” half-marathon (13.1 miles) in the area surrounding Keeneland Race Course. Keeneland will be sponsoring Rivera who has competed in over 40 such races around the country. The former jockey’s exercise regimen […]

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Stallion Season Sale To Benefit PDJF Kicks Off, Runs Through Friday

The Stallion Season Sale to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund begins on Starquine.com on Wednesday, Jan.16, at 8 p.m. EST and ends Friday Jan.18, at 8:05 p.m. All proceeds from the fourth annual Jockeys and Jeans sale of non-guaranteed, donated stallions go to PDJF, which makes monthly payments of $1,000 to 60 catastrophically injured former jockeys. “Our […]

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Baffert Becomes First Trainer To Represent Jockeys And Jeans

Bob Baffert, the only living trainer to win two Triple Crowns, has become an official ambassador for Jockeys And Jeans, which in four years has raised over $1 million for Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. A Jockeys And Jeans ambassador helps with negotiations with track management, fundraising, and personally advocates for jockeys as they rebuild their […]

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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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Prado Leads All Star Jockey Challenge At Canterbury Park Fundraiser For PDJF

Hall of Famer Edgar Prado will head up nine star jockeys competing in the first All Star Jockey Challenge Saturday at Canterbury Park to benefit disabled jockeys. The inaugural Jockey and Jeans & PDJF All Star Jockey Challenge is part of the fifth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser. Proceeds from both, along with a poker tournament and […]

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Canterbury Park Adds Trainer Bonus To Northern Stars Racing Festival Program

As part of the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival at Canterbury Park, a $25,000 trainer bonus will be offered based on performance in the Saturday, June 23, racing program, the richest night of racing at the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack. All trainers with a horse starting in any of the five stakes races on that […]

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Canterbury To Host Jockeys And Jeans Fundraiser Alongside Mystic Lake Festival

With both events set for Saturday, June 23, the inaugural Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival has five stakes races worth a total $500,000, including the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, the richest race of the 70-day season. Jockeys and Jeans will hold its fifth annual fundraiser to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund beginning at 5:00 p.m. with […]

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‘Jersey Joe’ Bravo The Newest Ambassador To Jockeys And Jeans

Barry Pearl, president of Jockeys and Jeans, the charity event to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, announced on Monday that Joe Bravo has received the honor of joining the organization as its newest ambassador. Bravo follows such legends as Ron Turcotte, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Manny Ycaza, Jorge Velásquez, Chris McCarron, Arnold Iliescu, […]

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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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PDJF President Nancy Lasala Joins Jockeys And Jeans Committee

The committee of Jockeys and Jeans are proud to announce the addition of Nancy Lasala, president of the PDJF, as our newest committee member. “Nancy has been with us from the start and we felt this was the right time to add her to our committee,” said Barry Pearl, President of Jockeys and Jeans. Nancy […]

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