The Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will be held Dec. 9 at TopGolf, adjacent to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual award luncheon will be held during the afternoon program when the recipients of the Eddie Arcaro Award, the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award, the Jacky Martin Award and the Ron Turcotte Courage Award will be announced. JockeyTalk360 will present their awards for Comeback of the Year, Turf Jockey of Year and Breakthrough Jockey of the Year. The afternoon session will also feature “Jockeys and Tracks Working Together for the Betterment of Our Industry”, an open discussion between members of the Jockeys’ Guild and several representatives of racetrack management.
The morning session will include opening remarks by Jockeys’ Guild President and CEO Terry Meyocks, the development of the Jockeys’ Guild app, Jockeys’ Guild social media and an update on the Sports Medicine Research Institute. President of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Nancy Lasala will discuss plans for the 2020 PDJF telethon, as well as other fund-raising efforts including Jockeys and Jeans and PDJF Day Across America. A cocktail party is planned at the conclusion of the 2019 Assembly Monday evening at TopGolf .
“With all the issues that are facing our industry today, the Jockeys’ Guild Board of Directors expressed a desire to meet with members of racetrack management to explore how the jockeys can become more involved at the racetracks and work with management to improve the perception of our sport and increase the fan base,” said Terry Meyocks, Jockeys’ Guild President and CEO.