Horse racing fans will have the chance to meet Eurico Rosa Da Silva on Saturday when Woodbine will celebrate the career of the six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey a week before he hangs up his tack.
Da Silva, who has dominated the jockey standings for the last four years at Woodbine and will retire from racing after the season finale on December 15, will be available to meet fans and sign autographs on Saturday before the racing program. The meet and greet session will take place early at 11:30 a.m. to approximately 12 noon on the second floor of the grandstand near Guest Experience Central.
The first 250 guests to visit the nearby booth will receive a limited-edition t-shirt with Da Silva's popular catchphrase "Good Luck To Everybody" for a minimum donation of $5 to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, a charity close to the horseman's heart. The t-shirts were designed in partnership with Old Smoke Clothing Co., and will be available to purchase for $40 on Monday at www.oldsmokeclothing.com.
Fans will also have the opportunity to share their own good luck messages with Da Silva by signing a keepsake poster for the reinsman.
Woodbine will make a special presentation to Da Silva in the winner's circle during the racing program, which gets underway at 1:05 p.m. Da Silva is scheduled to ride in nine of the afternoon's 12 races.
PHOTO: Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva unveils the commemorative t-shirts that will be available to the first 250 fans who make a minimum donation of $5 to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society at Woodbine on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Adrienne Shaw/Woodbine)
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