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Velazquez, Bailey and Cordero to be honored Friday at Saratoga

By NYRA Press Office | 08/19/2013 02:46 PM ET

Saratoga Race Course will honor the three winningest jockeys in the track's history on Friday morning, August 23, at 11:30 a.m. just outside the paddock.

New York Racing Association CEO and President Chris Kay will be joined by Hall of Fame riders John Velazquez, Jerry Bailey and Angel Cordero, Jr. On July 27, Velazquez registered his 694th career winner at Saratoga to surpass the all-time mark previously held by Bailey.  Cordero is third on the Saratoga wins list with 649.

The ceremony, to be hosted by Saratoga track announcer Tom Durkin, will also feature the unveiling of a special plaque that will be displayed outside the Jockey's Room, commemorating the Saratoga achievements of Velazquez, Bailey and Cordero.  In the event of rain, the event will take place at the Mutuel bay directly across from the paddock.