Delaware Park News & Notes

Delaware Park Casino & Racing, Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA), Delaware Jockeys Health & Welfare Benefit Board & Delaware Park Jockeys Association team up for donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF)

Wilmington, Del., September 9, 2023 — Delaware Park Casino & Racing, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) the Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Benefit Fund and the Delaware Park Jockeys Association teamed up to donate $20,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).

The check was presented after the tenth race on the special ten race Owners Day card today.

Delaware Park developed a unique funding mechanism for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund donation.  Over the course of the live racing season each jockey donates a dollar from each mount fee and Delaware Park Casino & Racing, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Benefit Fund each match the dollar.

 

“Delaware Park has been fortunate to have an exceptional jockey colony for years, not only as riders, but as leaders,” said Ed J. Stegemeier, the Chairman of the Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Fund Board and Secretary of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. “We could not be happier today to come together for this presentation.  I am particularly honored with the method of having all the groups coming together to make this important contribution possible.”

For more information on the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) or to donate, visit www.pdjf.org.

Live racing is conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The 85-day meet is scheduled to conclude on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, November 4th.

 

 

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Chris Sobocinski

Delaware Park Casino & Racing

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Racing Information Coordinator – Racing Development

777 Delaware Park Blvd. | Wilmington, DE 19804-4122

chris.sobocinski@delawarepark.com | (302) 994-2521 x7383