The Stronach Group announced today that it will continue its long-term support of the Jockeys’ Guild and its member jockeys.
Under the terms of an Agreement to be effective January 1, 2018, each of the six Stronach Group race tracks will continue to make payments to the Jockeys’ Guild to subsidize health, life, and accident insurances, as well as short-term and long-term disability benefits for jockeys who are members of the Guild.
Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer of The Stronach Group, commented: "We're extremely pleased to continue our work with the Jockeys' Guild. Guild members compete in our highest profile events such as the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Preakness Stakes. We're honored to support the men and women of the Guild who risk their lives every day while continuing to work as ambassadors for our sport. As someone who rode and had a son who also rode, I know the importance of health, life and disability insurance as well as benefits for all Guild members."
Terry Meyocks, National Manager of the Guild said, “We are truly appreciative of the strong working relationship that we have with The Stronach Group and what they are doing now, as well as everything they have done over the years, for the Guild and its members. During the past year, we began working together to address severe and traumatic brain injuries in our sport and to promote a safe racing environment for everyone. This is just yet another example of how Mr. Stronach, Belinda, and the rest of members of The Stronach Group, have demonstrated their ongoing support of our jockeys and the sport of horseracing.”
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The Stronach Group (TSG) is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, the Company holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida's newest entertainment destination centers, and home to the $16-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; Portland Meadows; and Rosecroft Raceway. TSG is an industry leader in pari-mutuel technology through its subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet and is a major distributor of horse racing content to a global audience through Monarch Content Management. The award winning Adena Springs is the breeding and training facility of The Stronach Group with stables in Kentucky, Florida and Ontario. For more on The Stronach Group, visit www.stronachgroup.com.
About Jockeys’ Guild
Jockeys' Guild, Inc., the organization representing professional jockeys in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in the United States, was founded in May 1940 and has approximately 1,270 members, including active, retired and disabled jockeys. The purpose is to protect jockeys, strive to achieve a safer racing environment, to obtain improved insurance and other benefits for members and to monitor developments in local, state and federal laws affecting the racing industry, and in particular, the jockeys. More information at http://www.jockeysguild.com and http://www.facebook.com/jockeysguild.