SARATOGA — The Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund mission is to promote awareness of the needs of permanently disabled jockeys through public advocacy; to provide financial support to permanently disabled jockeys to help with everyday expenses associated with living with a catastrophic injury; to provide financial support and assistance in obtaining medical coverage for permanently disabled jockeys; and to promote medical research dedicated to reducing catastrophic injuries within the horse racing industry.
Since its founding in 2006, the fund has raised nearly $11 million dollars to aid disabled jockeys. This year, the PDJF Awareness Day was hosted on July 30 at racetracks across the country and was yet another success, raising tens of thousands for the cause at Saratoga alone. Events at the Spa included special meet and greets and autograph sessions with riders from the Saratoga jockey colony. Fans who made donations to the PDJF received a commemorative poster. For more information, or to learn how to donate to the cause, visit: https://pdjf.org.