Jockeys and Jeans is set to host its ninth annual fundraiser at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with a host of Hall of Fame Jockeys, enjoy a seated dinner, and bid on unique racing memorabilia and other valuable prizes in both a silent and live auction.
“This year’s event represents an historic step in our evolution,” said Jockeys and Jeans President Barry Pearl. “We hope to set a record for funds raised at a horse racing related charity event. This will also be our first event not held at a thoroughbred track, but all the folks at Caesars Palace are experts at hosting events and are going full tilt boogie to make sure ours is a huge success.”
He continued, “We will also soon announce our a ‘Man of the Year.’ It will be a person known worldwide to bettors and horsemen alike and one whose speech will draw increased interest in the cause for safety in our sport as well as helping racing’s fallen heroes.”
The inaugural event raised $23,000 and in the seven subsequent events and yearly stallion season sales, Jockeys and Jeans has raised a total of $2.6 million. All event proceeds go to the PDJF, a charity that pays a $1,000 monthly stipend to some 60 former jockeys who suffered career ending injuries.
For tickets, call 855-234-7469 or go online to www.ticketmaster.com.
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