Sunland Park Hosts Fundraiser for Injured Riders


Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is playing host to a fundraiser for recently injured riders 19-year-old Bryce Bourdieu and 21-year-old Joree Scriver. The pair will be presented checks by SPRC Simulcast Coordinator and Chaplaincy representative Rayeanne Holland Saturday, Apr. 1, the racetrack's final Saturday of the season.

Raffle prizes included VIP packages at Sunland Park, a Professional Bull Riding event, the Ruidoso Jockey Club and Del Mar Racetrack, as well as a $2,000 saddle, a $1,000 pallet of horse feed and $3,500 custom boots by Mario Garcia.

Raffle tickets are available at the Sunland Park Turf Club, with the drawing scheduled for Apr. 1.

Bryce Bourdieu was injured last August in Texas, where he worked as an exercise rider and assistant starter. The son of popular Sunland Park Racetrack Handicapper Julie Renee Farr and jockey Martin Bourdieu, Bryce is recovering from extensive injuries, two back surgeries and a lower leg amputation. His medical bills are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Joree Scriver was seriously injured during a New Year's Day race when the horse she was riding suddenly fell. She had emergency back surgery to repair several fractured vertebrae and continues to suffer from the surgery, broken ribs a collapsed lung, facial lacerations and a severely bruised spinal cord. She has been receiving rehabilitation care in Colorado.

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