05/24/2017 12:29PM

Parx will host fundraiser for Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund


Parx Racing will host the fourth annual Jockey and Jeans fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund on June 3.

Jockeys and Jeans, which in its first three years was held at Tampa Bay Downs, Indiana Grand, and Gulfstream Park, has raised more than $650,000 for the PDJF. This year’s goal is to raise $200,000.

A group of 17 Hall of Fame riders will attend the event, including Ramon Dominguez, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016, and Julie Krone, who will attend the event for the first time. Krone is the only female rider in the Hall of Fame.

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Others who will be on hand include Bill Boland, Chris McCarron, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Don Pierce, Laffit Pincay Jr., Edgar Prado, John Rotz, Bobby Ussery, Jorge Velasquez, Jacinto Vasquez, and Manuel Ycaza.

Tickets for the event are $40. A silent auction also is under way. For more information, go to Jockeysandjeans.com or call the organization’s president, Barry Pearl, at (717) 503-0182 or Eddie Donnally at (818) 653-3711.