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Fund established to aid permanently disabled jockeys

Updated: May 19, 2006, 9:01 PM ET
Associated Press

Jockeys and racetrack owners joined forces Thursday for a news conference at Pimlico to launch the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund.

The fund aims to raise $1 million this year to assist 60 former riders, including Ron Turcotte, who won the Triple Crown in 1973 aboard Secretariat and was permanently disabled in a racing spill in 1978.

Major racetrack operators including Magna Entertainment Corp., Churchill Downs Inc. and the New York Racing Association have donated $250,000. Fans can participate ...

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