The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund
Each year, Woodford Reserve has selected a charitable organization to receive the net proceeds from the $1,000 Mint Julep Cups sold at the Kentucky Derby®, with more than $425,000 raised for equine and humanitarian causes to-date.
This year we’ve chosen the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund to benefit from the net proceeds raised during this year’s cup sale. The PDJF is an independent 501(c) public charity that provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Created in 2006 by leaders in the horseracing industry, PDJF has disbursed over $7 million dollars and currently supports 60 permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have paralysis or traumatic brain injuries. The Fund is grateful for the support of our many industry partners who are committed to the welfare of these men and women. For more information, please visit their website.