David Mattice
Assistant to the Director of Publicity
Phone: 585-742-9234
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Popular retired riders will compete in a jockey footrace at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) on Monday, September 4. The event will be held to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).

A full field of former jockeys is expected for the dash and FLGR will make a donation to PDJF for each rider entered.

The list of participants includes FLGR Hall of Famer Rudy Rincon and 6-time leading jockey John Grabowski. The familiar athletes will also be available for autographs.

The riders will break from the starting gate and complete the 40-yard sprint at the wire. The event will take place after the fifth live race on Monday. Post time for the 8-race Labor Day 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 disabled riders, most of whom have suffered paralysis or brain injuries.
Below is the field for the first annual FLGR Old Timer Jockey Footrace:
No. Name Odds

1 John Grabowski 6-1
1A Pauline Forkhamer-Grabowski 6-1
2 Rudy Rincon 8-1
3 Dennis Saul 4-1
4 Robert Cook 10-1
5 Donna Doxey 5-1
6 Sal Iorio, Jr. 20-1
7 David Rivera 5-2
8 Pedro Carrasquel 7-2
9 Paul Nicol, Jr. 12-1
10 Robert Attanasio 99-1
11 Carlos Dominguez 15-1
12 Pedro Rodriguez 8-1

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
**The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund website
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