SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET FOR 52ND ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME THURSDAY, JAN. 31; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & THE BILL HARTACK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION 

SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET FOR 52ND ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME THURSDAY, JAN. 31; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & THE BILL HARTACK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION 

TIP-OFF SET FOR 7:05 P.M. AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA; HALL OF FAME JOCKEYS DESORMEAUX, PINCAY, SMITH, SOLIS & STEVENS ALL AVAILABLE FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION AT 6:30 P.M. 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2019)–The 52nd annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played next Thursday, Jan. 31 at La Salle High School in Pasadena.  Proceeds from the game will benefit Holy Angels Athletics and the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation, which contributes to several Thoroughbred racing industry charities and presents the winning rider in each year’s Kentucky Derby with the Hartack Memorial Award.  (Named in honor of the late Hall of Fame jockey, William Hartack, who along with Eddie Arcaro, won a record five Kentucky Derbies).

With tip-off set for 7:05 p.m., Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will be available at center court for an autograph session beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The jockeys’ squad will be under the direction of Tony Vong, who also serves as “Big Money” Mike Smith’s personal trainer and the Holy Angels cagers will be coached by Michael Hernandez and Job Rivera.

Tickets are five dollars per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals will receive one free admission ticket to Santa Anita Park.

La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Michillinda Ave. in Pasadena, approximately three miles from Santa Anita.  Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia.