The Sam Thompson Memorial Foundation is a philanthropic organization

focused on the health, education and welfare of all involved in the horse racing community.
Because of your contributions we can help support injured jockeys and their families.

WHAT WE DO

The Sam Thompson Memorial Foundation is a philanthropic organization focused on the health, education and welfare of those involved in the horse racing community.
Our goal is to ensure that The Sam Thompson Foundation grows larger every year in order to provide support for as many disabled jockeys as possible.

DONATE

Donate and Help a Disabled Jockey.
All donations help use to continue to educate and support those in our racing community.

FUNDRAISING

Find out how hold a Fundraiser for The Sam Thompson Foundation.
Learn how to sponsor a successful fundraiser.

CONTACT US

Have any questions?
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EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS

EVENTS

Saturday, Nov 17th: Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith to Sign Autographs For A Good Cause on Challenge Night
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SCHOLARSHIPS

3rd Annual Scholarships for Racing Youth
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FUNDRAISING

Organize an event to benefit The Sam Thompson Memorial Foundation

RECIPIENTS' STORIES

Do you know a disabled jockey in need of support and/or the education of their family?
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Anne Von Rosen

Jockey Anne Von Rosen, who was paralyzed in a riding accident received a donation from the Sam Thompson Memorial Foundation .

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Alyssa Selman

Jockey Alyssa Selman was thrown to the ground and seriously injured when the horse she was riding clipped hooves with the horse in front of her.

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Oscar Andrade

Jockey Oscar Andrade was involved in a spill in 2001 that left him a T-4 paraplegic. Oscar's only request during his rehab was to be able to ride a horse again.

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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you so very much for your help.

Paul and Sherry Nolan

Thank you so much for your help. You don't know how little goes a long way and how much it lifts the spirit to know someone cares. The foundation truly honors Sam and everything he stood for.

MaraTe Banderas

Hi Laura. Just wanted to let you know I got the check today. Thank you to the Sam Thompson Foundation for the help. It means a lot to me....Thank you once again and God bless you!

Larry Gamez

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