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Breeders’ Cup, Maker’s Mark Unveil Mike Smith Bottle As Part Of Charity Fundraiser

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, and Maker’s Mark®, the original premium bourbon, today announced the 2019 Limited-Edition Maker’s Mark bottle from the Champions for Charity program, which began in 2015, with the goal of raising money for local and Thoroughbred-industry charities. Now in its fifth year, the partnership continues a […]

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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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PDJF, TVG Teaming Up For April 8 Telethon

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) on Sunday, April 8, will host their first telethon live on the TVG Network, in association with Betfair.  America’s racing community will join together to support the great work of the PDJF, which provides benefits to nearly 60 former riders each month who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Superstar […]

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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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‘Ragin’ Cajun At The Castle’ In Versailles On April 23 Benefits PDJF, Simunye Project

A Cajun-themed benefit to aid two seemingly disparate charities will be held at the iconic Castle Post in Versailles, Ky, on Sun., April 23. Proceeds from “Ragin’ Cajun At The Castle” will raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and The Simunye Project in South Africa. This is the second time the two […]

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‘You Don’t Want To End Up Like Me’: Former Jockey Suffering From Chronic Head Trauma Denied Financial Assistance

In late 2015, a feature published on the Paulick Report detailed the story of retired jockey Gwen Jocson, who was diagnosed with neurological damage as a result of numerous head injuries suffered during her riding career. Jocson’s story came just as mainstream media (and Hollywood) were facing the ugly reality that a degenerative brain disorder […]

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Jockeys’ Guild Assembly: Diagnosis, Management Of Head Injury Still Challenging

The Jockeys’ Guild held its 2016 Annual Assembly in Las Vegas Dec. 12-13 with a program focusing on a variety of health, safety, and welfare topics for riders. The following is a list of a few takeaways from the series of informational sessions: Unsurprisingly, head injuries are a major source of concern among jockeys, and […]

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TAA and PDJF Team Up For Jockey Goggle Fundraiser at Pimlico

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) have come together to offer signed jockey goggles as a part of a joint fund-raising effort. The goggles, signed by top-class jockeys, will be available as a souvenir in exchange for a donation to be shared between the two organizations. The TAA and […]

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Derby Day Silent Auction Fundraiser Benefits PDJF

A consortium of racing organizations has announced the second annual Derby Day Silent Auction Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 29 tracks and racing venues across the U.S. to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). Proceeds from the collaborative effort by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA), PDJF, JockeyTalk360, […]

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