MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Jockey Autograph Signing at Keeneland – Friday, April 21

WHAT:           Members of the Racing Hall of Fame and Keeneland favorites are among the retired jockeys and current riders who will meet fans and sign autographs to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).

                                    

Among the jockeys scheduled to appear are two Hall of Famers: Keeneland’s all-time leading rider, Pat Day, winner of the 1992 Kentucky Derby (G1) with Lil E. Tee, and two-time Derby winner Chris McCarron. Others include Jean Cruguet, who rode Seattle Slew to victory in the 1977 Triple Crown; Kaye Bell, Jamie Bruin, Carl Faulconer, Michael Heath, Mike Manganello, John Oldham, Suzie Oldham, J.R. Parsley, Craig Perret and Kaoru Tsuchiya.

WHEN:          Friday, April 21. Gates open at 11 a.m. ET.

 

                        The Jockey Autograph Signing is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. adjacent to the Paddock. Fans can buy these items to have signed by the jockeys: Keeneland Spring Meet poster ($25), Keeneland hat ($15) and Keeneland program ($10). The PDJF also will sell PDJF T-shirts.

 

Post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m.

 

Keeneland will make a check presentation to the PDJF following Race 4 (post time: 2:45 p.m.) in the Winner’s Circle.

 

WHERE:        Keeneland Race Course.

 

For more information contact Amy Gregory at 859 361-3490 or Amy Owens at 859 421-2566