08/04/2007 12:00AM

Jockeys in hoops game benefit for Lakeman


A team of jockeys, led by John Velazquez and Kent Desormeaux, will play a AAU nationally ranked fifth-grade basketball team Thursday at the Saratoga Springs High School Gymnasium in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to raise money for jockey Andrew Lakeman, who was paralyzed in a spill at Belmont Park on May 25. Donations can be made to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, Box 91640, Los Angeles, Calif., 90009, or in care of Karen Murphy, 76 Phelps Rd., Old Chatham, N.Y. 12136.