Gallery: It’s No Jokey – It’s Jockey Karaoke!

A Fun Fundraiser For A Serious Cause – PDJF

SARATOGA SPRINGS – {{Editor’s Note: Please forgive the delay in posting these photos of Sunday, July 28th’s Jockey Karaoke Benefit for the Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund (PDJF) at Vapor Nightclub.

You see, I just recently stopped laughing long enough to be able to type!}} – AG

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to 60 former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Since its founding in 2006, the fund has disbursed nearly $9 million dollars to permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries.

Many of the jockeys served were injured while in their 20s and 30s, and face decades of living with a disability. They have lost their income and the opportunity to build a financial cushion sufficient to support them and their families.

The medical needs of disabled jockeys are great and may include daily assistance from a caregiver. In today’s health care environment, costs continue to escalate — posing still more challenges to individuals who courageously test their limits every day.

The PDJF strives to reach out to everyone in the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industries, their business partners and the great fans of this sport for their support. Their long-term goal is to create an endowment that will enable the fund to be self-sufficient. While they build that endowment they ask for your support so that they may continue to assist these permanently disabled jockeys with their day-to-day needs.

Follow PDJF on Facebook ( and Twitter (@PDJFund) to get updates on all events and activities.


Photo Gallery By Cathy Duffy

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