The weather’s not the only thing on fire this weekend. Yesterday, top jockey Joe Rocco Jr. set records at Delaware Park by winning an unprecedented six races throughout the night. My goodness, six races? Did he even have time to celebrate?
We like to think he chain-raced by jumping off one horse onto another- never touching the ground like the deity he is.
He’ll be participating in the following races tomorrow, Friday July 29th for Penn National’s Governor’s Cup Weekend:
- The $100,000 Dauphin Miss Stakes. The night’s opener
- The five-furlong $32,000 Purina Pink 50 Dash for Hope.
- $100,000 Red Carpet Stakes
- $100,000 Jennie Wade presented by the one and only Daily Racing Forum.
It should be noted the night’s second race, The Purina Pink 50 Dash for Hope, is rather special. Purina’s national Breast Cancer awareness campaign takes a portion of each bag of feed sold September through November and donates proceeds to Breast Cancer Research. Don’t have a horse to feed? No problem. Funds will be raised all Friday night through the sale of pink wristbands, Pink 50 hats, and t-shirts. In addition to funds raised throughout the night, the sweethearts at Hollywood Casino will be donating an additional $1,000 on top.
Remember to check back in for more events, specials, and good times at Penn National Racetrack and Casino!
Bonus: Joe Rocco Jr.'s IMDb Page