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Jockeys’ Guild, Churchill announce agreement

The 6 Furlongs Breeders' Cup Sentient Jet Sprint with a purse of $2,000,000 ran at Churchill Downs Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010.  The 6 Furlongs Breeders' Cup Sentient Jet Sprint with a purse of $2,000,000 ran at Churchill Downs Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Passing the Churchill Downs Spires at the 1/16th pole, Big Drama with Eibar Coa pulls away from Hamazing Destiny (2nd-#4 horse) and Smiling Tiger (3rd-#5horse). By Jay Fuller
The 6 Furlongs Breeders' Cup Sentient Jet Sprint with a purse of $2,000,000 ran at Churchill Downs Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. The 6 Furlongs Breeders' Cup Sentient Jet Sprint with a purse of $2,000,000 ran at Churchill Downs Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Passing the Churchill Downs Spires at the 1/16th pole, Big Drama with Eibar Coa pulls away from Hamazing Destiny (2nd-#4 horse) and Smiling Tiger (3rd-#5horse). By Jay Fuller

Louisville: Churchill Downs Inc. and Jockeys’ Guild announced they have reached a three-year agreement on CDI’s support of the Guild and its member jockeys.

While terms of the agreement were not disclosed, CDI agreed to continue to contribute funds to Jockeys’ Guild to help jockeys who are members of the Guild and ride in the United States. CDI tracks included as part of the deal are Churchill Downs Racetrack, Arlington Park and Fair Grounds Race Course.

“This agreement continues our strong support of the Jockey’s Guild and the jockeys who compete not only at our facilities, but across the country,” said Bill Carstanjen, CDI President and Chief Operating Officer.

“The funds from this Industry Partnership agreement will be used to provide necessary benefits, including life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and temporary disability to our active members, as well as life insurance and aid to our permanently disabled members,” said Terry Meyocks, National Manager of the Jockeys’ Guild.

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