Fasig-Tipton is partnering with the third annual Jockeys and Jeans, set for noon Sunday, Feb. 28, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The event benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Jockeys and Jeans will host an online auction of donated seasons for at least a week before the event, listing information on each stallion donated, with bidding available online. Seasons receiving more than one bid will be sold at auction at the event. Bidders can also phone in bids. Some seasons will be placed in the event’s silent auction with the option of those becoming part of the live auction. Fasig-Tipton auctioneers and their announcer will supervise the auctions.
The “under tack” show for Fasig-Tipton’s Florida Sale of 2-year-olds takes place the day following the fund raiser, with the sale set for March 2.
“We believe the timing of their sale and our event opens the door to attracting more horse persons to attend, meet a lot of Hall of Fame riders they probably already know and honor a group of severely injured former jockeys,” said Jockey and Jeans President, Barry Pearl.
“Fasig-Tipton’s participation promises to do much to increase much needed and appreciated funds for severely injured jockeys.”
Honored this year will be Roger Blanco, Jack Fires, Gary Donahue, Rene Douglas, Tad Leggett, Mike Straight and Anne Von Rosen.
Scheduled to be there to honor this group’s efforts in rebuilding and maintaining productive lives are Hall of Famers Bill Boland, Walter Blum, Angel Cordero Jr., Pat Day, Sandy Hawley, Laffit Pincay. Jr., Edgar Prado, Jose Santos, Randy Romero, John Rotz, Jacinto Vasquez, Jorge Velasquez and Manuel Ycaza.
Tickets are $50 and include a luncheon buffet, soft drinks, coffee and exclusive meet & greet and event access. Tickets are available on www.gulfstreampark.com under Event & Entertainment or direct at http://bit.ly/1Ws7IPu, or call (954) 457-6201 Thursday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Jockeys and Jeans is a stand-alone organization founded in 2014 by a group of former jockeys who seek to raise awareness of the inherent dangers of race riding, raise funds for PDJF, and most of all recognize and honor the efforts of the their fallen brothers and
sisters who each day fight and win the battle against disability. In their second annual event last year at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino they raised over $204,000
The PDJF provides financial support to some 60 former jockeys who suffered on-track catastrophic accidents which resulted in paralysis, quadriplegia, brain trauma and spinal injuries. Over half are either pari or quadriplegic.
For more information or to donate a stallion season, contact Rev. Eddie Donnally at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 653-3711