Meet Jockeys, Bid on Mucho Macho Man's saddle towel, Day at the Races Packages and Peb Posters
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park will be one of more than 30 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse tracks to participate Saturday, July 26 in the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund (PDJF) Day Across America, a fan-friendly event designed to build awareness and fundraising while offering fans at Gulfstream a chance to meet jockeys, participate in a silent auction, and get autographs.
Gulfstream's Day Across America celebration will include a meet-and-greet with jockeys from 11 a.m. to noon and a silent auction that will include the saddle towel of Breeders' Cup Classic champion Mucho Macho Man, four Day at the Races packages, posters by noted equine cartoonist Peb, and Gulfstream Park Celebrating 75 Years hardbound books.
The activities at Gulfstream will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fans will also be able to make donations to the PDJF at Gulfstream or they can make a $10 donation by texting JOCKEY to 50555.
Jockeys taking part in the festivities at Gulfstream include Edgard Zayas, Ramsey Zimmerman, Jose Valdivia Jr., Juan Leyva, Luca Panici and others.
The PDJF is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Founded in 2006, PDJF has disbursed more than $3 million to permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries. The fund is a cooperative effort among race tracks, jockeys, horsemen and enthusiasts.