Photographer Sells Images to Raise Money for Injured Jockeys

By: Laura Berry Email
By: Laura Berry Email

Lincoln Race Course Events

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As Lincoln Race Course enters it's final weeks of live horse racing which ends on July 8th, an increasing number of fans are flocking to the stands. Some horse owners are hoping those folks will buy a piece of history while helping two injured jockeys pay their medical bills.

Veteran race photographer Bob Dunn has offered photographs of moments at the track to be sold at the grandstand starting on Friday.

The funds will be used to help jockeys Jordan Olesiak and Armando Martinez and their families make ends meet while the two are recovering from their injuries which have made them unable to compete.

Olesiak and Martinez were injured in a six-horse collision at the track on June 2nd. Olesiak's brother, Jake, who is also a jockey, says that Jordan will not be able to race for at least a few more months.

Martinez's wife, Kelli, says her husband suffered severe head trauma and will be unable to compete indefinitely. A third jockey, Chris Fackler, was also taken to the hospital that day, but was treated and released.

Dunn's images are primarily from the 70's, 80's and 90's. The photographs will be available for sale in the Grandstand area of Lincoln Race Course next weekend. The price of the photos starts at two dollars.

Lincoln Race Course says the last few weeks of live racing have attracted a large crowd with 3,800 people attending Saturday's races.

Upcoming events at the track include Fan Versus Food on Fridays, giveaways and an auction for an evening with some of the jockeys.

Those interested in finding out more about events at Lincoln Race Course are advised to log on to the track's Facebook page.


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