Ticker
  • Majestic City fights off Carve to win the Lone Star Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hard Not To Like skims the rail to score in the Grade 1 Gamely.Posted 2 days ago
  • Street Story proves best in a sloppy edition of the Winning Colors.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lubash blows by his competition late to win the Kingston.Posted 2 days ago
  • Distinctiv Passion just holds off favored San Onofre in the Los Angeles.Posted 2 days ago
  • Quezon rolls up late to score in the Bouwerie.Posted 2 days ago
  • Ostrolenka sharp in victory in Belmont's Mike Lee.Posted 2 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar gets the job done as the Charles Whittingham favorite.Posted 3 days ago
  • Pleascach holds off Found in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.Posted 3 days ago
  • Pleascach holds off Found in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.Posted 3 days ago

MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund Goes Under

The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund that provided financial aid and assistance to injured jockeys and exercise riders will cease operations and disburse its funds by the end of this year.

Judy McCarron, who with retired jockey Chris McCarron and comedian Tim Conway started the fund in 1987 and served as the organization’s president, cited the downturn in the national economy as a reason for the fund being dissolved. Also, the fund’s executive director, Tony DeFranco, died earlier this year.

Based in Encino, Calif., the Fund was named in honor of jockey MacBeth, who died of cancer in 1987. It provided financial assistance and helped with the cost of medical and rehabilitation services for injured riders.

Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories