10/20/2014 5:26PM

Jockeys' Guild sets up fund for Saez's family

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Juan Saez died last Tuesday as the result of an accident last Tuesday at Indiana Grand.

The Jockeys’ Guild has established an account for the family of Juan Saez, the 17-year-old apprentice jockey who died as the result of a riding accident last Tuesday at Indiana Grand racetrack.

Contributions to the fund can be made by sending a check made out to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A-120, Lexington, Kentucky, 40504, with the notation Juan Saez in the memo line, the Guild said in a release on Monday. The Race Track Chaplaincy of America is a charity that provides ministry services on racetrack backstretches.

A native of Panama, Saez is survived by his parents Carlos and Laurentina Ramos, as well as five siblings. His older brother Luis is also jockey.

The Guild also said on Monday that all jockeys who ride in the Breeders’ Cup on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita will wear a patch with Saez’s initials and a black band to recognize other riders who have died. The riders will be asked to donate at least one losing mount fee to the fund.

john g More than 1 year ago
How much do you have to spend a year on DRF products to get free DRF Plus? If you spend quite a bit buying drf products all year, do they give you free drf plus? for you can read the articles.
Dickie RCowles More than 1 year ago
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mikey More than 1 year ago
Great idea but how about a $100 surcharge on every horse bough over 100.000t at the sales.Then a $25 tax on all horses claimed at tracks.Then a fund will be in place.They start a fund and ask us to help(and we will) the jocks to help.No mention of these fat cats coming up with anything.Without these brave riders there is no horse racing.
mfactor69 . More than 1 year ago
That is a tax....not a fund.
mikey More than 1 year ago
Call it what you want as long as the money ends up helping the jocks.Anybody spending 100.000 can put another 100 in the pot.A tax is something that goes to the goverment
TJ Weston More than 1 year ago
Maybe one should proof read your headline
Matt Banchero More than 1 year ago
no kidding....at least spell the kids name right
harpharper . More than 1 year ago
While typing about grammar , how about spell his name correctly. Right is a direction.
mfactor69 . More than 1 year ago
You couldn't let it go huh? Lol
Matt Banchero More than 1 year ago
Matt Banchero More than 1 year ago
I was talking about spelling.....now keep quiet
jim lefferts More than 1 year ago
Right is perfectly acceptable used as an adverb to mean done properly.