Albuquerque Downs Jockeys to Visit UNM Children's Hospital

The annual visit will take place on Monday.

Press release

Several jockeys from Albuquerque Downs will make their annual visit to the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital on Monday.

Several Albuquerque Downs jockeys, accompanied by track chaplain Donny Stover, will make their annual visit to the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque on Monday afternoon.

At the time of this release, the following jockeys will be accompanying Chaplain Stover on the August 20 visit: Victor Escobar, Don French, Elvin Gonzalez, McKenzie King, Jansen Melancon, and Miguel Perez. The riders will visit with the children and distribute gifts including goggles, winner’s circle photos, and coloring books.

The University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital is the state’s only dedicated children’s hospital and academic medical center. Located in the Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavilion, the hospital cares for thousands of children from throughout the state. The facility is New Mexico’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

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