permanently disabled jockeys fund

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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Retirement Plan, Wellness Key Topics At Jockeys’ Guild Annual Meeting

The Jockeys’ Guild held its 2018 Annual Meeting, sponsored by TVG Betfair USA, in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 10-11. The assembly was attended by active and retired jockeys from the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industries, with jockeys representing tracks throughout the United States. Those in attendance participated in presentations and discussions on how to […]

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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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30th Anniversary Celebration At Remington Park To Benefit PDJF

It has been 30 years since Remington Park opened in 1988 and in that time many legendary names in horse racing have walked through the gates of this Oklahoma City track. This Sunday, Sept. 30, Oklahoma Derby Day, some of those legends will return to be honored for their contribution to the track’s history and […]

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Jockey7 Wager Returning To Kentucky Downs; PDJF To Receive Portion of Commission

The Jockey7 — the innovative wager that allows horseplayers to bet on individual jockeys and their mounts over each card’s last seven races — returns to Kentucky Downs after last year’s debut. The Jockey7 wager will be conducted over Races 4 through 10 throughout America’s most unique race meet that starts this Saturday and runs […]

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Ralph Strangis, Minnesota Racing Commission Chairman, Dead At 82

Ralph Strangis, chairman of the Minnesota Racing Commission and principal partner in the law firm Kaplan, Strangis & Kaplan, passed away on August 15, 2018, at age 82. Mr. Strangis was appointed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton as chair of the commission in 2013. He had served on the commission previously in the early days […]

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Mike Smith Helps Raise $25,000 For PDJF With Justify Posters At Ruidoso Downs

More than $25,000 was raised for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) through poster sales on Sunday while the handle for last weekend’s three days of trials to the $1 million Rainbow Futurity and Rainbow Derby was up 27 percent at Ruidoso Downs. New Mexico native and Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith was at the track for […]

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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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Belt It Out: Saratoga Vs. Del Mar Jockeys In PDJF Karaoke Contest

In what will certainly be a battle of East versus West, jockeys at Saratoga and at Del Mar race tracks will compete against each other for the glory of the title of “Best Jockey Karaoke Performance.” The Del Mar jockey colony will take to the microphone first, performing at the Belly Up Tavern (143 S. […]

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Gaffalione Shines At Canterbury For Jockey Of The Week Title

One of only several jockeys to win multiple stakes last week, and on a night dedicated to raising money for disabled jockeys, Tyler Gaffalione was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for June 18 – 24, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by […]

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