08/07/2008 11:00PM

Eight retired Hall of Famers to ride at Santa Anita


Eight Hall of Fame jockeys - Jerry Bailey, Angel Cordero Jr., Pat Day, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Gary Stevens, and Jacinto Vasquez - will ride in a parimutuel race at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting on Oct. 18, the track announced on Friday.

Named the Living Legends Race, the event will be a sprint for allowance horses run on the Saturday preceding the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. Mounts will be determined randomly, and each will carry 126 pounds.

The eight jockeys have combined to win 49,163 races and more than $1.5 billion in purses. Their ages range from Cordero, 65, to Krone and Stevens at 45. The average age is 55.

Three other Hall of Fame jockeys who are unable to participate because of injuries - Eddie Delahoussaye, Laffit Pincay Jr., and Jorge Velasquez - will serve as ambassadors to the event, according to a statement.

In the 1990s, Del Mar hosted the Rocking Chair Derby exhibition race, which brought together retired riders who rode at that track.