Lukas, Durkin and Jerkens to be honored Friday in second annual "Red Jacket" ceremony at Saratoga
By NYRA Press Office | 08/21/2014 02:38 PM ET
WHAT: Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas and H. Allen Jerkens, along with track announcer Tom Durkin, who announced his retirement earlier this year and will call his last race at the Spa on August 31, will be honored in a special "Red Jacket" ceremony to commemorate their achievements.
WHO: NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay will present Lukas and Durkin with Saratoga red blazers, while Jimmy Jerkens will accept the jacket on behalf of his father, who is training at Gulfstream Park. Kay also will unveil individual plaques celebrating the trio's long and storied history.
WHEN: Friday, August 22, 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Winner's Circle, Saratoga Race Course
HOW TO WATCH: On-Track near the Winner's Circle, TV - NYRA Network, Online - the ceremony will be streamed live at nyra.com at 12:15 p.m. on Friday