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Dining With The Dynasty Fund-Raiser Announced

| Churchill Downs Communications | 07/10/2009 #

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America jointly announce the expansion of the Dining With The Dynasty event to be held in the Governor's Room at Arlington Park on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.

The Dining With The Dynasty, a ticketed luncheon event, affords event attendees a once in a lifetime chance to gather, dine and converse with legendary jockeys from Thoroughbred racing's glorious past and who have created some of the most exciting moments in horse racing history.

The luncheon will feature many special events including both a silent & live auction for racing memorabilia and other classic items; legendary jockey autograph sessions and special appearances on both the day of the event and the following day, Sat., Aug. 8, which is Arlington Million Day will accompany the Dining With The Dynasty luncheon on Friday.

This year's luncheon will provide ticket purchasers with a unique chance to dine and share stories with 23 legendary jockeys. Scheduled to appear are: Stacy Burton, Jackie Fires, Dennis Keenan, Ron Turcotte; Braulio Baeza, Jerry Bailey, Walter Blum, Bill Boland, Don Brumfield, Angel Cordero Jr., Pat Day, Dave Erb, Earlie Fires, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay Jr., Randy Romero, John Rotz, Jose Santos, Gary Stevens, Jorge Velasquez, Bobby Ussery and Ray Sibille.

Well known equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly is designing the event invitations, a collectable program with inserts that will feature each of jockey's biography and caricature. In addition, he is designing a limited edition collectable poster.

Tickets, which includes an extravagant food buffet, open bar and collectable program designed by Thomas Allen Pauly go on sale on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 for $300 online at the website of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund www.pdjf.org or can be purchased in person at Arlington Park in the administrative offices from Jody Musielak.

Tickets are expected to move fast as this event is limited to 100 attendees. Proceeds from the event benefit The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America.

For more information visit the websites of The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund www.pdjf.org; the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America at www.rtcail.org; Arlington Park's website at www.arlingtonpark.com or call Tony Petrillo at (847) 385-7755.