From a Delaware Park release

Come for the fun — and to support a great cause!

This coming Saturday, August 22, Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) and the Delaware Jockeys’ Association are teaming up to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) through Family Fun Day. Activities will include pony rides, jockey autographs and a country-style barbecue.

In addition, the day’s attractions will include a bouncy house, super slide, pony rides, face painting and balloon twisters for the kids, as well as a jockeys versus children bouncy ball race on the turf course, and more.  The event will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 in the Grove, which is located between Delaware Park’s paddock and the clubhouse turn.

All proceeds from activities and items will benefit the PDJF.

“The Delaware Park family has a great appreciation for the jockeys’ continued dedication and contribution,” said John Mooney, Executive Director of Racing at Delaware Park.  “These great athletes risk injury for spectators’ enjoyment.  The Delaware Park family has always been a proud supporter of the PDJF and we look forward to furthering our efforts to benefit this cause.”

Retired rider Ramon Dominguez, the all-time Delaware Park jockey by wins, will be on the track during Family Fun Day as a special representative of the PDJF.

In 2013, Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association, the Delaware Jockeys’ Health & Welfare Fund, and the Delaware Arabian Alliance donated a combined $20,000 annually for a three-year period as part of the Ramon Dominguez Retirement Celebration.