Hall of Fame Jockey Day set for Friday at Keeneland
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Friday, Keeneland will honor one of the largest contingents of Racing Hall of Fame jockeys ever assembled. Fans are invited to help celebrate these riding legends during a day filled with recognition, highlighted by an autograph signing from 2-3 p.m. on the North Terrace.
Among the jockeys scheduled to appear are Keeneland’s all-time leading rider, Pat Day, winner of the 1992 Kentucky Derby (G1) with Lil E. Tee; 1978 Triple Crown winner Steve Cauthen; Don Brumfield, who holds 16 Keeneland riding titles and won the 1966 Kentucky Derby and Preakness with Kauai King; three-time Derby winner Gary Stevens (Winning Colors in 1988, Thunder Gulch in 1995 and Silver Charm in 1997); three-time Derby winner and recently retired Calvin Borel (Street Sense in 2007, Mine That Bird in 2009 and Super Saver in 2010); two-time Derby winner Chris McCarron, (Go For Gin in 1994 and Alysheba in 1987); two-time Derby winner Jacinto Vasquez (Foolish Pleasure in 1975 and Genuine Risk in 1980); Laffit Pincay Jr., aboard Derby winner Swale in 1984; and Randy Romero, one of only three jockeys to win six races in one day at Keeneland.
Riders will talk about their accomplished careers during a Q&A session in the Keeneland Walking Ring that begins at 12:05 p.m.
Fan can meet the jockeys during an autograph signing from 2-3 p.m. in the North Terrace.
Jockeys will sign a commemorative poster featuring works by renowned racing artist Peb that can be acquired with a suggested donation of $15 per poster. Proceeds from the signing will benefit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. (see attached image of commemorative poster)