permanently disabled jockeys fund

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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Celebrities, Media Members Line Up In Charity Challenge To Benefit PDJF

While the title of Horseplayer of the Year will be the most illustrious honor up for grabs during this weekend’s 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas, another highly-competitive bragging right will be on the line when a cross section of notable journalists, […]

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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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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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