The Brock Talk

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Winning Arlington Park Team Honors Jockey Rene Douglas

On a day set aside to honor injured jockey Rene Douglas, Stephanie Clark, owner of Silverfoot who won the $54,100 The Tin Man Stakes, and fellow rider Jesse Campbell, who was aboard $53,300 Nicole's Dream Stakes heroine Taylor Madison, each paid tribute to Douglas following their respective victories.

Clark said that she was donating the $32,460 winner's share to the fund set up by Douglas's family and friends to help defray the costs incurred since he was injured in a May 23 racing incident.

"I'd like to donate the purse we just won from Silverfoot to Rene's fund and wish him well," Clark said. "We thank him for the wonderful opportunity last year (winning the Grade III Stars and Stripes aboard Silverfoot and finishing fourth in the Grade I Arlington Million)."

Earlier in the day, the jockeys at Arlington Park held an autograph session to help raise money for Rene Douglas and his family. Jockeys at Arlington Park and at racetracks across the country donated earnings to help Douglas and other riders who benefit from the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund. To learn more about the PDJF click on the link below.

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