My Frenchman Stakes, Secretariat's Rider at Monmouth Park This Weekend

Ron Turcotte to sign memorabilia for charity

A Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner and a Hall of Fame jockey highlight this weekend's events at .

Chamberlain Bridge will run in the $60,000 My Frenchman Stakes on Saturday, when he tries to pick up his first win of the year.

The 2010 winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint will make his first appearance at Monmouth Park alongside the Hunk, Just Chillin Boss, Hewitts, Christiesborntorun, Triple E, Southern Region, Mississippi Man and Ju Jitsu Jax.

"He's a hard-knocking old horse," assistant trainer Tom Morgan said in a release. 

Chamberlain Bridge has earned $1,769,135 in 18 wins over 43 lifetime starts, and all but $40,432 of his winnings have been earned in turf sprints.

On Sunday, Ron Turcotte will raise money for racing charities.

The famed rider of Triple Crown winner Secretariat will sign memorabilia starting at 11:30 a.m. to benefit charities including the Jockey Guild's Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund. 

Turcotte, who was North America's leading stakes-winning rider in 1972-73, was paralyzed in a racing accident in 1978. He has been an advocate for the disabled and regularly visits racetracks to raise awareness of charities.

For more information, call the park at 732-222-5100 or visit www.monmouthpark.com/.


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