The sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Great American Stallion Season Sale to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will take place Jan. 21 through Jan. 24, 2022, on the Starquine.com platform. A preview of the available seasons–both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse–will be made available Jan. 20. All seasons are non-guaranteed and donors have the option of including a breed-back provision the following year if the mare does not get in foal.
“We are tickled to see that the racing industry is on the rebound from the pandemic year and the sport we all know and love is regaining its health,” said Jockeys and Jeans President Barry Pearl. “Our season sale not only offers solid stallions at a reasonable cost, but more importantly, the opportunity to make a difference in those who gave a big part of their lives to horse racing.”
Since its founding in 2014 by a group of former jockeys, Jockeys and Jeans has raised $1.9 million. All proceeds from the auction go to the PDJF. The charity provides a $1000 monthly stipend to some 60 former jockeys who suffered career-ending injuries, at least 40 of whom are quadra- or para-plegics.