permanently disabled jockeys fund

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 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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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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