Jockeys and Jeans

Great American Stallion Season Sale Set for January

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...

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Jockeys and Jeans Raises Record Funds

Last Saturday's Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser held at Monmouth Park raised $340,000, breaking the record of $312,000 raised in 2019 when the event was held at Canterbury Park. Organized by an all volunteer group, Jockeys and Jeans has now raised a total of $1.9 million for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. "I've heard it said that jockeys don't get the credit they deserve by the racing industry and don't do enough to help each other," said Jockeys and Jeans President Barry Pearl. "We just proved that is a myth." At...

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Proxy Bidding Available for Jockeys and Jeans Live Auction

The upcoming seventh annual Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF)'s popular Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser, to be held Sept. 11 at Monmouth Park, will feature proxy bidding for the live auction items available at the event. A number of unique items and racing-related memorabilia are being offered in the live auction, including halters worn by American Pharoah, Authentic, Curlin, and Tiz the Law, as well as a boot signed by the last five winning jockeys of the Triple Crown and a signed custom racing saddle. Click here for the auction proxy...

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Jockeys and Jeans Names Caesars Entertainment as Presenting Sponsor for Fundraiser

Jockeys and Jeans, a volunteer group dedicated to raising funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), has named Caesars Entertainment Inc. as the presenting sponsor for its 7th annual fundraising event Sept. 11 at Monmouth Park. Founded in 2014 by five former jockeys, Jockeys and Jeans has raised more than $1.6 million to benefit the PDJF through a yearly stallion season sale and its annual fundraising event. "As a company tightly aligned with horse racing, it was important for us to get involved with Jockeys and Jeans," said Joe...

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Caesars Named Presenting Sponsor of PDJF Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser

Caesars Entertainment Inc. has been named the presenting sponsor of the seventh annual Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF)'s popular Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser, to be held Sept. 11 at Monmouth. Over a dozen Hall of Fame jockeys plan to attend to honor seven fellow riders who suffered catastrophic and/or career-ending injuries. There will be silent and live auctions of racing-related memorabilia and autograph sessions throughout the event. All funds generated will go to the PDJF to benefit injured former jockeys. "As a company tightly aligned with horse racing, it was...

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Elmore Named 2021 Jockey and Jeans Man of the Year

Brian Elmore, the Executive Director of the Indiana Horsemen's Protective and Benevolent Association, has been named 2021 Jockeys and Jeans Man of the Year. Elmore will receive the award at the seventh annual Jockeys and Jeans event at Monmouth Park Sept.11. Seventeen Hall of Fame Jockeys are scheduled to attend and honor seven of their fallen brothers and sisters. Elmore has long advocated for jockeys. In 2016 he won the Eddie Arcaro Award, presented by the Jockeys' Guild to a person or group that consistently shows exceptional commitment to jockeys...

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Jockeys and Jeans Sept. 11 at Monmouth

The annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser will be held this year at Monmouth Park on Sept. 11 with all proceeds going directly to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. In addition to honoring seven riders who suffered career-ending injuries, this year's fundraiser will also honor first responders on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Last year's fundraiser, scheduled to be held at Churchill Downs, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "This year's event will be special for several reasons," said Barry Pearl, president of Jockeys and Jeans. "This...

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PDJF Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser Set for Sept. 11 at Monmouth

Seventeen Hall of Fame jockeys--a list that includes former Monmouth Park leading riders Don Brumfield, Julie Krone and Craig Perret--will be on hand when the seventh annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser holds its annual event at Monmouth Park on Sept. 11. All of the proceeds from the event go directly to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. In addition to honoring seven riders who suffered catastrophic or career-ending injuries, this year's fundraiser will honor firemen and police officers on the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center towers....

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Jim McIngvale Donates Season to Runhappy

After being bred to Claiborne stallion Runhappy, Volatile Vickie was killed by lightning last summer the day she arrived at the farm owned by the mare's owner, Peter Rosbeck. The breeding season was sold in the annual Jockeys and Jeans stallion season sale to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and there arose a disagreement involving the sale's company hired by the PDJF that concerned a breed back being part of the non-guaranteed season sale. To resolve the issue, owner Jim McIngvale agreed to donate a second season. "It was...

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Irad Ortiz Promotion Raises $22,000 for PDJF

Jockeys and Jeans, in conjunction with Uncle Louie G's Italian Ices, an onsite Gulfstream Park vendor, raised over $22,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Saturday March 13 through sales of the masked Irad Ortiz bobbleheads at the track and online. Ortiz personally signed hundreds of the bobbleheads there, and Klaravich Stables, whose colors the bobblehead wears, made a substantial donation. "To say this promotion was a success would be an understatement," said Jockey and Jeans President Barry Pearl. "Irad Ortiz is not only a champion rider but a first-class...

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Jockeys & Jeans Raises $67,600 in Stallion Season Sale

For the first time, the annual Jockeys and Jeans auction raised funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, including Quarter Horse Industry stallions. Former nine-time Champion Jockey G.R. Carter spearheaded the effort, enlisting Quarter Horse breeders, who spent $31,500 for breeding seasons, while Thoroughbred stallion season buyers paid $36,100. Powered by volunteers, Jockeys and Jeans, founded by five former riders in late 2014, has raised $1.6 million for about 60 disabled former jockeys who receive a monthly $1,000 stipend from the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The annual Jockeys and Jeans...

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Jockeys and Jeans Great American Stallion Season Sale to Benefit PDJF

The Jockeys and Jeans Great American Stallion Season Sale will once again benefit the PDJF and this year will offer both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stallions. The auction begins Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. and ends Feb. 1 at 5 p.m on Starquine.com. A season preview will be available Jan. 28. All seasons sold, their buyers and their prices are private. All seasons are non-guaranteed and donors have the option of including a breed-back the following year if the buyer's mare does not get in foal on first cover.

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