permanently disabled jockeys fund

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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‘Run For Glory’ Belmont Stakes Handicapping Event To Benefit TCA, PDJF, BCCA

The Charitable Impact Group (CIG) will host the second annual “Run For Glory” Belmont Stakes Handicapping Event at Cherry Valley Country Club in Garden City, New York, on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Thoroughbred Charities of America, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and the Belmont Child Care Association will be the co-beneficiaries of the […]

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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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Woodbine’s Dawn Lupul Captures NHC Charity Challenge, Donates To PDJF

Woodbine racing analyst Dawn Lupul outplayed a field of more than 50 notable journalists, fellow horse racing analysts and personalities this past Saturday to win the NTRA’s National Horseplayers Championship Charity Challenge sponsored by Tito’s Vodka. Aside from earning the bragging rights as winner of the highly-competitive horseplayer tournament for media and celebs, Lupul will […]

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