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Singing jockeys raise $50,000

A group of well-known jockeys warbled for a crowd of about 500 and helped raise more than $50,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at the Riders Up! karaoke competition Friday at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.

The fund currently provides financial assistance to 60 jockeys who have suffered catastrophic injuries while working.

Herbie Rivera Jr. and Robby Albarado's rendition of To All the Girls I've Loved Before won the Judge's Choice Award. The People's Choice Award went to Patti Cooksey, Jon Court, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Chris McCarron, John Oldham and Charlie Woods for their performance of Do You Think I'm Sexy, during which Woods channeled Rod Stewart by donning a blond spiked wig and leopard print tights.

"Not only was it a great cause, it was a great time, too," Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson said in a press release. "Everyone really got into the spirit of the evening. I can see this growing into one of our signature events."