Frank Lovato Jr. Executive Director
May 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hall of Fame Jockey Julie Krone to join Frankie Lovato in the 4th Annual Jockey Camp
Norwalk Ohio – Jockey World Inc. is pleased to announce that legendary jockey Julie Krone will be assisting founder and executive director Frankie Lovato Jr. at the 4th annual Jockey Camp to be held July 27-29, in Norwalk, Ohio.
Jockey Camp is an annual three-day event that offers an introductory course employing “virtual training” in the fundamentals of Thoroughbred racing. While no actual horses are used, Jockey Camp campers keep busy with an agenda of more than 24 activities and lessons in a variety of settings, including time spent aboard the famous Equicizer horse simulator, a scale-model racetrack complete with markers, chutes and gaps, and entertaining classroom presentations.
“This is a great opportunity for me to share what I know about racing, and what better setting than Frankie’s Jockey Camp and his eager bunch of campers,” said Krone, a member of the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame class of 2000.
It is the goal of Jockey Camp to offer a fun and information-filled window into the horse racing industry, particularly for those who hope to pursue a career as a jockey or exercise rider.
"Although the average student is around 18, we accept and review applications for all ages. It’s really a great learning experience for anyone!" said Lovato.
Prospective campers should apply early since there is a selection process for the limited number of camper reservations available. Sponsorship opportunities and packages are available for campers who wish to apply for financial assistance.
For more information and details about applying for the 4th Annual Jockey Camp, please visit the Jockey Camp home page at: www.jockeycamp.com
Frankie Lovato Jr. – Winner of the 1980 Eclipse Award as North America’s Oustanding Apprentice Jockey when he topped the apprentice lists in Ohio, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York. That season Lovato won 211 races, and his mounts earned nearly $3 million. While recovering from an injury sustained in 1981, Lovato invented the Equicizer, a riding simulation tool now being used world-wide for exercise, training and therapy, as well as rehabilitation for those with disabilities. Lovato, who retired from racing in 2004 with 1,686 victories from 15,603 mounts, has enjoyed mentoring others throughout his career. In 2009 he created the inaugural Jockey Camp and the companion website JockeyWorld.org, offering such learning tools as the Jockey World Academy and Jockey World Radio – all falling under the Jockey World’s mission to improve, promote and provide education, health and safety in the world of horse racing.
Julie Krone -- The first woman to be inducted into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, Krone is the only woman to have won both a Triple Crown and a Breeders’ Cup event, taking the 1993 Belmont Stakes with Colonial Affair and the 2003 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies aboard Halfbridled. She won multiple riding titles at major tracks such as Belmont Park, Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park, Atlantic City and the Meadowlands on her way to a career win total of 3,704. USA Today lists Krone as one of the 10 toughest athletes ever, while ESPN includes her among the 40 greatest women athletes of all time. Since she retired from full-time competition in February of 2004 Krone has been a TV analyst, inspirational speaker and student of natural horsemanship training techniques. Her daughter, Lorelei Krone, was born in 2005.
About Jockey World – Established in 2011 by creator Frankie Lovato Jr, Jockey World is an organization dedicated to providing education that includes health & safety to all ages of race fans. Jockey World also provides resources, tools and guidance to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the horse racing industry. Jockey World is not a gambling related organization.
*Note: Jockey World has applied as non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (pending approval) and all donations, contributions & sponsorships may be tax deductible. For more information, visit: www.JockeyWorld.org
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