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Meet horseracing’s men and women of steel

Thoroughbred jockeys are the people who make it all happen at Saratoga Race Course. Considered to be, pound for pound, some of the strongest and fittest athletes in the world, they steer high-strung racehorses weighing over 1,000 pounds down the track while maneuvering around other horses and looking for the strategic advantage that could lead to a win. Being a jockey is also highly dangerous, and injuries and falls are part of the job. Celebrate the jockey on Sunday, Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course when some of the greatest riders in the history of Thoroughbred racing will gather and sign autographs during the fourth annual Jockey Legends Day. And, if you'd like to see your favorite jockeys up close and personal, while possibly embarrassing themselves for charity, attend the 7th Annual Saratoga Jockey Karaoke Contest from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at Saratoga Casino Hotel's Vapor Night Club, where some of the summer's hottest jockeys will compete in song to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $150 for VIP.

For more information, call (630) 595-7660 or visit pdjf.org. S

 

 

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