03/30/2016 9:56AM

Charity event at Keeneland focuses on handicapping Derby, Oaks


Two Daily Racing Form handicappers and other racing personalities will discuss the fields for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby at a charitable event May 2 at Keeneland, the organizers of the event announced Tuesday.

Mike Watchmaker, DRF’s national handicapper, and Mike Welsch, a DRF correspondent based in south Florida, will appear with retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron and NBC racing analyst Randy Moss at the event, which will focus on handicapping the Oaks and Derby, scheduled for May 6 and May 7 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The event, which will be held at Keeneland’s Keene Barn, is being organized by Charitable Impact Group, a nonprofit company that benefits racing charities.

Proceeds from the event will be distributed to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund, Camp Horsin’ Around, New Vocations, and the Bluegrass Sports Commission. Tickets are $225 each or $1,800 for a table for eight.

– DRF staff