Emma-Jane Wilson has been an avid supporter of the LongRun program for many years now. This past winter she took the time to organize a donation that required the cooperation of many individuals in order to acquire these very special items for us.
With the assistance of the Jockeys’ Benefit Associations of Canada and The United States, Emma-Jane coordinated the shipping, signing and return of 3 hats – one from the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont, each signed by the winning jockey of each race!
So with special thanks to Emma-Jane for coming up with such a fabulous idea, we would also like to thank the numerous parties who helped make this feat possible;
Many thanks to Javier Castellano, who made sure each hat was signed, Robbie Albarado and Shaun Bridgmohan, who ensured the hats’ safe arrival back at Woodbine, John Velazquez, the winning jockey of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, Jesus Castanon, the winning jockey of the 2011 Preakness Stakes, and Jose Valdivia Jr, the winning jockey of the 2011 Belmont Stakes – without your support this would not have happened!
Check back here in the coming weeks to see how you could be the winning bidder on this amazing donation!