Psst! Wanna know why so many women love horse racing?
OK, for many of us, it really IS about the horses. Consider those beautiful athletic creatures with rippling muscles and soft flowing manes.
Wait! Are we still talking about horses?
Thoroughbred horse racing jockeys have often been called the fittest athletes (pound for pound) in any sport.
Want to see for yourself?
A popular photographic calendar is available again this year for horse racing fans, or just those who love the athletic jockeys that pilot the ponies on racetracks across the United States. This calendar collection, produced by Brown Trout Publishers, is becoming an annual attraction.
The 2012 Thoroughbred Racing Jockeys Calendar features pin-up photographs of 12 of today’s best known horse racing jockeys:
- Calvin Borel
- Shaun Bridgmohan
- Javier Castellano
- Kent Desormeaux
- Ramon Dominguez
- Garrett Gomez
- Channing Hill
- Julien Leparoux
- Edgar Prado
- Mike Smith
- Terry Thompson
- John Velazquez
All photos were created by Barbara D. Livingston, Eclipse Award winner.
The calendar is available online for $13.99, plus shipping. An autographed version may be purchased for $50.00, plus shipping (by phone: 630-595-7660). A portion of the proceeds benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
What is the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund?
According to the organization’s own website:
The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to some 60 former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Since its founding in 2006, the fund has disbursed over $3 million to permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries.
The PDJF is based in Elmhurst, Illinois.
2012 Thoroughbred Racing Jockeys Calendar
Promo photos – fair use