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.




November 15, 2023 - January 8, 2024
2024 Stallion Service Auction

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2024 Spring Scholarship Application
Must Be Received by December 15, 2023 


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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Vinnie Bednar

Fan favorite, Vinnie Bednar, a SoCal jockey, was involved in a terrible spill which left him paralyzed. His recovery costs are tremendous, so assistance was greatly appreciated.

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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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