Lane's End Surfboards to Benefit PDJF


Mike Smith, Drayden Van Dyke and Joe Bravo ride the waves while TVG's Mike Joyce looks on | Lane's End photo

Twenty-four handcrafted surfboards representing the entire Lane's End Farm stallion roster will be on display at Del Mar and at Breeders' Cup partner hotels from Nov. 3-6 and will be auctioned off to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, according to a press release from the farm Thursday.

The PDJF is an independent charitable organization that provides financial assistance to jockeys who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

The unique boards will be on public display at the Hyatt Regency, Fairmont Grand, Lodge at Torrey Pines, and L'Auberge—as well as Del Mar Racetrack Nov. 3-6.

During this time, the boards will be sold to the highest bidders via live online auction and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the PDJF.

“This cause has been one of the major focuses of my parents' philanthropy,” said Bill Farish of Lane's End Farm. “It's been underfunded for a long time and it's very important to us that we
support the often forgotten jockeys who risk their lives for our entertainment and our business.”

As part of the activation, TVG will air a segment filmed in Los Angeles featuring the custom Lane's End surfboards and some of racing's most respected jockeys. Mike Smith, Joe Bravo
and Drayden Van Dyke will all receive a surfing lesson from Paul Naret of Chilli Surfboards.

Those interested in bidding on the Lane's End custom surfboards benefitting the PDJF can do so at

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