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Hall of Fame jockeys to appear at Kentucky Downs

Will sign autographs before racing begins

FRANKLIN, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2014) — Six of Thoroughbred racing’s all-time greatest jockeys will be in attendance on Wednesday at Kentucky Downs, greeting fans and signing autographs from noon to 1 p.m. during a fundraising event for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund (PDJF).

Kentucky Downs
Kentucky Downs

Participating in the festivities are Hall of Famers Calvin Borel, Pat Day, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Edgar Prado and Randy Romero. Additionally, Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg will also be on hand, signing autographs and copies of his new book: “Jack, From Grit to Glory.”

Trading cards for each jockey will be provided to fans, and a $10 donation to the PDJF (for all autographs) is requested.

Collectively, the Hall of Fame riders have 41,582 races (including eight Kentucky Derbys) and captured over $1.25 billion in purse money.

The first live race on the 10-race Sept. 10 card is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.