Racing & Wagering

Arlington Jockeys to Appear at Partners for Progress

| Churchill Downs Communications | 08/03/2011 #

Several jockeys from the Arlington Park riding colony will lend their time and expertise to "Partners for Progress" on Monday, August 8, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Pine Grove Equestrian Center in Mundelein, Ill. Among the jockeys expected to attend are Junior Alvarado, Chris Emigh, Florent Geroux, James Graham, Tanner Riggs and Tim Thornton.

By partnering client, horse, volunteer and community, Partners for Progress offers riding opportunities that challenge disabled individuals to achieve their maximum potential which rewards their efforts in growing physically, mentally and socially.

Arlington Park jockeys will spend the day with the kids in the program. They will spend time with the kids and also participate in the program by helping the kids ride the horses. Horses have helped the program participants grow emotionally, physically, and socially and the chance to engage with professional jockeys will be a great treat and aid in their progress. The jockeys will be dressed in racing silks and will bring goggles, water bottles, and jockey helmets for the participants.

In addition, during the month of August jockeys, racing staff and Arlington Park employees will be encouraged to donate products on Partners For Progress' wish list which include needed office and horse supplies.