10/21/2009 12:00AM

Benefit dinner set for injured Straight


A benefit for seriously injured jockey Mike Straight will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, at a suburban Chicago restaurant.

The benefit is open to the public, with tickets available for $50. The event will he held at Philly G's Restaurant in Vernon Hills from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and musical entertainment provided, with organizers hoping to raise further funds through raffles and a cash bar.

Reservations may be made by e-mailing

Straight, 23, is at a Chicago rehabilitation clinic, working to recover from severe injuries sustained in a spill on Aug. 25 at Arlington Park.

Tax-deductible contributions to help offset the cost of Straight's medical care also are being accepted by the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund, care of Michael Straight, 547 Webford Avenue, Des Plaines, Ill. 60016.