FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Active jockeys and popular retired riders will compete in two separate footraces at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) on Saturday, July 28. The events will be held as part of "Jockeys Across America Day" to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
The riders will break from the starting gate and run a 40-yard sprint to the wire. The active riders will face off after the fifth live race on Saturday and the retired jockeys will battle to the wire after the sixth.
The list of participants in the retired jockeys’ race includes FLGR Hall of Famer Rudy Rincon and 6-time leading jockey John Grabowski. The familiar athletes will also be available for autographs.
FLGR will donate money for each rider entered in the events to PDJF. Jockeys will also donate mount fees during the day to the charity.
Post time for the 8-race Saturday card is scheduled for 1:10 pm.
**The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund is a public charity that provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Since its founding in 2006, the organization has disbursed over $7 million to permanently
About Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack: In operation since 1962, the facility added gaming to its offering in 2004 and expanded again in 2013 by adding 33,000 square feet with a $12 million expansion. Nearly two million visitors annually now visit the facility highlighted by over 1,500 gaming machines, the 448-seat Vineyard Buffet, Remedy Bar & Lounge, as well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. Gaming doors open at 8 a.m. and racing doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily. For more information, visit www.fingerlakesgaming.com.
**The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund website https://pdjf.org