Jockeys help jockeys at Keeneland autograph signing

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Members of the Racing Hall of Fame and Keeneland favorites were among the retired jockeys and current riders who met fans and signed autographs on Friday, all to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).

Among the jockeys who appeared at the event were Keeneland’s all-time leading rider, Pat Day, winner of the 1992 Kentucky Derby with Lil E. Tee, and two-time Derby winner Chris McCarron.

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Others included Jean Cruguet, who rode Seattle Slew to victory in the 1977 Triple Crown; Kaye Bell, Jamie Bruin, Carl Faulconer, Michael Heath, Mike Manganello, John Oldham, Suzie Oldham, J.R. Parsley, Craig Perret and Kaoru Tsuchiya.

Keeneland is scheduled to make a check presentation to the PDJF following Race 4 (post time: 2:45 p.m.) in the Winner’s Circle.