Jockeys to Honor Miguel Mena Saturday

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Miguel Mena | John Englehardt

In memory of late jockey Jose Miguel Mena and to support his family, jockeys at racetracks around the country on Saturday, Nov. 13, will be wearing black armbands emblazoned with his nickname, “Cholo.” Mena was tragically killed in a vehicular accident in Louisville, Kentucky Oct. 31, 2021.

“Miguel was a longtime member of the Jockeys' Guild and a valued member of each and every jockey colony where he rode,” said Jockeys' Guild President and CEO Terry Meyocks. “We hope this show of support and affection will bring some comfort to his immediate family, his wife April and daughters Naelah and Montserret as well as his many friends throughout the racing industry.”

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