Our Response to COVID-19

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is committed to the health and safety of the backstretch community.

We work with chaplaincies and horsemen’s groups across the nation on a daily basis to help the men and women who care for our equine athletes and are the backbone of our industry.

With many racetracks currently closed for live racing and instituting strict quarantine procedures due to COVID-19, backstretch families face significant financial strain, and the foundation is poised to utilize its resources to help those in need.

The foundation’s current priority is addressing the immediate need to stock food pantries at racetracks around the country, and it is coordinating with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America in this effort.

We are calling for donations to assist backstretch workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak across the United States. All donations to the foundation will be designated for COVID-19 relief until further notice.

Those who would like to contribute can visit tjcfoundation.org/donate. All donations are tax-deductible.



Old Smoke Clothing Co. Fundraiser

100% of the proceeds from the Social Distancing t-shirt will benefit The Jockey Club Safety Net Fdn.

T-shirts can be purchased here.