Jockeys. Photo by Vas.

1/ST RACING and the Jockeys’ Guild have announced today, through agreement, that 1/ST RACING will continue its long-term support of the Jockeys’ Guild and its member jockeys.

Under the terms of the Agreement effective January 1, 2021, each of 1/ST RACING’s venue racetracks (Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, and The Maryland Jockey Club operating Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park) will continue to make payments to the Jockeys’ Guild to subsidize health, life and accident insurances, as well as short-term and long-term disability benefits for jockeys who are members of the Guild and ride at 1/ST RACING racetracks.

1/ST RACING is pleased to continue supporting the Jockeys’ Guild,” said Craig Fravel, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST RACING. “Guild members compete daily at 1/ST RACING venues and their safety and well-being is integral to our sport, during and after their careers. 1/ST RACING looks forward to continue working with the Jockeys’ Guild to advance and promote safe racing for horse and rider.”

Terry Meyocks, President and CEO of the Jockeys’ Guild, said, “We truly appreciate the on-going, strong working relationship we have with 1/ST RACING and their continuation of support for the Guild and its members.  We have worked together on several important issues including promoting and striving to create a safe racing environment, as well as providing assistance and resources for severe and traumatic brain injuries suffered by the human athletes in our sport.  We are grateful for Belinda Stronach, 1/ST Chairman and President and the rest of the members of 1/ST RACING for their support of our member jockeys and the sport of horseracing.”

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