Jockeys Guild Expends 4,484.05 during 1956: Total Comprises Financial Aid, Medical and Loans to Members, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-06


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Jockeys7 Guild Expends 4,484.05 During 1956 Total Comprises Financial Aid, Med cal and Loans to Members JAMAICA, L. L, N. Y., June 5. A total of 4,484.05 was expended by the Jockeys Guild in various forms of- medical and financial aid during 1956, Sterling Young, secretary and eastern manager of the riders organization, has announced. The Guild, which lends assistance to jockeys at every track in North America, paid out 3,841.98 for medical services, 2,436.78 in direct financial aid and 8,205.29 in loans. Medical expenses for four jockeys who were seriously hurt in accidents prior to 1956 accounted for almost half of the total amount. In all, the- Guild paid medical bills for 65 jockeys. The largest bill was for Mike Caffarella, who is a paraplegic as a result of an injury suffered at Bowie on April 13, 1954. The Guild paid charges of ,827.75 for medical and rehabilitation service to Caffarella during 1956, bringing the total expended on his. behalf since the accident to 4,200.87. Joseph Buteau and Herbert Cavalier, also paraplegics as a result of trace track injuries, received medical aid of ,447.30 and ,541.60, respectively. Buteau was. hurt March 30, 1955, at Lincoln Downs. The total medical bill paid by the Guild for him since then amounts to ,275.85. A total of 4,057.14 has now been paid by the riders organization for the care received by Cavalier, who was injured May 17, 1954, at Sportsmans Park. Budd Mills, who suffered severe head injuries at Playfair; Wash., September 23, 1955, received medical aid last year to the extent of ,772.47, bringing the -total for him since his accident to ,474.30. The Guild also said that Morris Griffin, a former jockey who is now totally disabled as a result of an accident at Agua Caliente in 1946, was given ,200 in direct financial aid. Thus far, aid to Griffin has totaled 3,245. Commenting on "loans" to riders and former riders in need of such assistance, the Guild noted that as of December 31, 1956, the amount of loans outstanding totaled 5,129.21.

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