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Silent auction set for April 16 to add to fund established for injured jockey Anne Von Rosen


March 21, 2014     E-mail this page to a friend!

Turf Paradise is coordinating efforts to raise funds to assist jockey Anne Von Rosen.

Von Rosen was seriously injured in a spill on March 11. She has undergone several surgeries for spinal cord injuries.

Von Rosen, who was ranked third in the jockey standings at Turf Paradise, was pulling up Panchita Bonita after finishing second in the first race of the day. Suddenly the horse went down on the backstretch, somersaulting, and then pinning the rider underneath. Von Rosen was immediately rushed to the hospital.

On Wednesday April 16th at the Turf Terrace at Turf Paradise, following the races (no later than 6:00 p.m.) there will be a horsemen’s auction, both silent and live, along with a bake sale and dinner benefiting Ms. Von Rosen. Volunteers are seeking donations of items for auction.

Anyone wishing to contribute to this effort is asked to please contact Turf Paradise Horsemen’s Bookkeeper Bucky Huff at bhuff@turfparadise.net.

Those wishing to donate directly may send a check made out to Turf Paradise Foundation and mark the memo line Anne Von Rosen.

All donations are tax deductible.

The address is:
Turf Paradise
1501 West Bell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85023

In addition, on Fan Appreciation Day, April 12, a “Walk for Annie” fundraiser is scheduled. Fans will be able to purchase either a bracelet or t-shirt and then walk with the local jockey colony on the Turf course. All proceeds will benefit Anne Von Rosen.

Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “Turf Paradise and the horse racing industry are like a large family and Anne Von Rosen’s accident impacts us all. Anne’s family and her extended family in the horse racing industry continue to hope and pray for the best possible outcome. We hope as many people come together to help make that happen.”