The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) working in conjunction with many race tracks across the country along with the Jockeys’ Guild and National Thoroughbred Racing Association have designated Saturday, July 31st as PDJF Awareness Day, Riders competing at race tracks with live racing on July 31st, will wear arm bands to pay tribute to National Disability Independence Day and raise awareness and funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). Those race tracks that do not host live racing on July 31st, plan to designate another day that week to pay tribute. Please contact your local race track for more information.
Jockeys at over two dozen racetracks across the country will participate in various activities to support the PDJF while also saluting National Disability Independence Day, which marks the 31th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Passed by Congress in 1990 and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush, the ADA banned discrimination based on disability in all parts of public life while improving the quality of life immeasurably for millions of people with disabilities.