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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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Jeff O’Reilly Wins TIF Belmont Challenge To Benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

Horseplayer Jeff O’Reilly was the only participant out of 211 entrants to correctly select 16 of 19 “props” in the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s (TIF) Belmont Day Challenge. As a result, the Pennsylvania resident won the chance to direct $1,000 to the racing-related 501(c)(3) charity of his choice – the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The TIF […]

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19 Hall Of Fame Riders To Attend Jockeys And Jeans Fundraiser At Santa Anita Park

A Jockeys and Jeans record 19 Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with the attendees and sign […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Years After He Hung Up His Tack, Hawley Still Haunts Woodbine

One day in 1987 at Keeneland, Kaoru Tsuchiya was wondering why one of her peers had not arrived in the female jockey quarters. A short time later she realized why — Sandy Hawley was a man. The two relish telling the story of their initial introduction, especially since all these decades later they are now […]

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Paco Lopez Has 60-Day ‘Continuous Careless Riding’ Suspension Cut In Half

Paco Lopez has had his 60-day suspension for “continuous careless riding” reduced to 30 racing days. Jeffrey Noe and Don Brumfield, the Gulfstream Park stewards who issued the original suspension, said the reduction was made by track management. In exchange for the reduction in the length of the suspension, Daily Racing Form reports that Lopez […]

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Oaks, Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner Scheduled For April 29

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), and New Vocations have been named the co-beneficiaries of the Charitable Impact Group’s fifth annual Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner. The event will be held at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. on Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. NBC racing analyst Donna Brothers […]

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Mahoning Valley Teams With Mike Manganello To Benefit PDJF

In 1970 Dust Commander won the Kentucky Derby with jockey Mike Manganello on board and on Saturday, Manganello joined Hollywood Gaming, the Mahoning Valley Racecourse jockey colony, and the track’s patrons in an event to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. 2019 marked the first year Mahoning Valley Racecourse and the PDJF have partnered to […]

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Live Telethon To Benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Returns To TVG

Hall of Fame jockeys and TVG talent will team up Sunday, April 7th as they host the second annual telethon to raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) live on TVG, America’s Horse Racing Network.  Last year was a great success with nearly $230,000 raised. Once again superstar guest jockeys of today and […]

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‘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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TVG-PDJF Telethon Benefiting Disabled Jockeys Set For April 7

The second annual TVG-Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund telethon to benefit the PDJF’s 60 disabled riders will take place on Sunday, April 7. It will be televised live on TVG from 12 noon to 7:00 pm (ET) and there will be call centers in California at the TVG studio, at Santa Anita, and at Keeneland Race […]

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