Weezie Foye, a local avid racing fan attended the very first 'Jockey Foot Race' 20 years ago. She says she doesn't believe there is a better charity than the permanently disabled jockey's fund and she's glad she can help.
"These guys put their lives on the line every race year round... and when they're out, they have no money to support their family and much less when they're permanently disabled," said Foye.
The Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund has been in existence for the last eight years and has given more than three million dollars to permanently disabled jockeys.
On Saturday, 13 riders broke from the starting gate to compete in the one-half furlong sprint for the charity. Last year's Travers Stakes winner, Luis Saez won the race. Saez says he's happy about the win and glad he can help those who can no longer help themselves.
"When I was younger I would run a lot with my brother; I would try to see how fast I was. I think I have a lot of speed. It was very nice to win. They have a lot of people here; it was especially nice here in Saratoga," said Saez.
Foye bet on Saez to win. She says it was a no-brainer.