Santa Anita Jockeys To Renew Annual Basketball Rivalry With Holy Angels Middle School – Horse Racing News


Riding stars Laffit Pincay Jr., right, Mike Smith, center, and Gary Stevens sign autographs for some young fans at an annual basketball game with Holy Angels Middle School

Sidelined for the past two winters due to COVID concerns, Santa Anita’s 53rd annual Charity Basketball Game versus Holy Angels Middle School will return to La Salle High School in Pasadena Thursday, Feb. 16, with game time set at 7 p.m. (PT).

A distinguished group of Hall of Fame jockeys will be on-hand beginning at 6:30 p.m. to sign posters and other memorabilia in the La Salle gym. Retired legends Laffit Pincay Jr. and Gary Stevens will be available as will active Hall of Famers Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Mike Smith, and John Velazquez.

Admission is $5 with proceeds going to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund and Holy Angels Athletics.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance via Jockey game T-shirts may also be purchased in advance via this link up until Feb. 8 at 3 p.m.

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