Jockeys and Jeans to be Held at Parx Saturday, June 3

By Jockeys and Jeans on 05/18/2017 4:38 AM

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The fourth-annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) will be held at Parx

Casino and Racing in Bensalem, PA Saturday, June 3. A total of 17 Hall of Fame jockeys will attend the event, including Julie

Krone, Ramon Dominguez, Bill Boland, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Chris McCarron, Don Pierce, Laffit Pincay, Jr.,

Edgar Prado, John Rotz, Bobby Ussery, Jacinto Vasquez, Jorge Velasquez and Manuel Ycaza. Krone, the lone female jockey in

the Hall of Fame, will be attending the Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser for the first time.

When I got injured it was the worst feeling,@ she said. You are in pain, you are unable to work, and you miss the chance to

enjoy life with friends. It's even worse when the injuries are permanent and the only help some people have is the PDJF. I

thank my lucky stars I walked away from my career in one piece.

Jockeys and Jeans was formed in 2014 to raise funds for the PDJF, which makes payments to more than 60 former jockeys a

month who have suffered serious and career-ending permanent injuries. The fundraiser is hosted by a different racetrack each

year and has raised some $650,000 to date. The event begins at noon. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through Parx or at Silent auction items can be viewed here. For more information, contact Eddie Donnally at 653-3711 or Barry Pearl (717) 503-0182/

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