It’s pretty powerful when the industry unites to support a worthy cause. One tweet started an initiative rallying Thoroughbred owners to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and numerous owners and Belmont Park jockeys answered the challenge.
“Our jockeys take incredible risks pursuing their passion each and every time they get a leg up,” said Terry Finley, founder and president of West Point Thoroughbreds. “It’s our responsibility as owners to help them by supporting PDJF initiatives so jockeys know we have their backs should they experience a life-altering disability.”
Check out the PDJF facebook page for the history of the ‘Running Man” challenge and enjoy the video below.