Injured Jockey Fundraiser Postponed

A sign of the economic hard times, the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund's annual Celebrity Team Penning competition at the Kentucky Horse Park has been postponed until spring, according to Fund co-founder Judy McCarron.

The event was originally scheduled for this evening (Oct. 19).

The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity established in 1987 by Judy McCarron, wife of Hall of Fame Thoroughbred jockey Chris McCarron, and Emmy Award-winning comedian/actor Tim Conway.

Governed by in impressive board of directors and advisors that includes Burt Bacharach, Merv Griffin, Jenny Craig, Dick Van Patten, and numerous jockeys, the MacBeth Fund assists in ways from paying the rent, to purchasing a house trailer, to purchasing medical equipment needed by permanently or temporarily disabled riders. There are 1,825 injured riders from every racetrack in North America who have received assistance. That number does not include riders assisted multiple times with different injuries.

For more information or to donate to the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund visit

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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