Saturday’s inaugural Jockey and Jeans & PDJF All Star Jockey Challenge at Canterbury Park is part of the fifth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser. Proceeds from both, along with a poker tournament and Sunday’s golf tournament, will go to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The race will be part of the track’s inaugural Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival, featuring five stakes races worth a total $500,000.
“The injured jockeys need our support and it up to us riders to help,” Prado said. “Jockeys are all one big family and we actually spend more time with other riders and we do with our real families. And if you’re a jockey very long you’re going to be injured at some time. But God has been with me and I’m blessed.”