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Kentucky Downs hosts Hall of Fame jockeys

FRANKLIN, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2014) — Kentucky Downs hosted its second annual Hall of Fame Jockeys’ Day on Wednesday, as Hall of Famers Calvin Borel, Pat Day, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay, Jr. and Randy Romero came together for an autograph signing before the races to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund. Additionally, Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg was on hand, signing autographs and copies of his new book: “Jack, From Grit to Glory.”

_MG_0008“It is truly an honor to host these Hall of Famers at Kentucky Downs,” track President Corey Johnsen said. “They have given so much to our great sport, and it is indeed a privilege to work with them and the Jockeys’ Guild to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund.”

In Wednesday’s 10-race card, Hall of Famer Calvin Borel came home first aboard Shake Up in the fourth race, marking his 38th career win at Kentucky Downs, and tying him for first-place with Larry Melancon in all-time wins at the track.

Additionally on Wednesday, Kentucky Downs hosted a $15,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Qualifier handicapping contest, with the winner earning a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, slated for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.