“What we’ll remember is his tenacity, his competitiveness. He liked what he was doing, and he did it very well. In his profession, there was no one better.”

– Chick Lang, Hartack’s Agent


The Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation

Shortly after Bill Hartack passed away in 2007, the Friends of Bill Hartack established The Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation to honor the memory and lifetime achievements of the five-time Kentucky Derby winner, and to continue in his name contributions to the industry he dearly loved.

The Foundation recognizes the jockey who rides the Kentucky Derby winner each year with the annual Hartack Memorial Award. Through its philanthropic arm, the Foundation annually contributes to thoroughbred racing industry charities like the Winners Foundation, The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Racing Employees Assistance Program.

We are grateful for your generous support in preserving Bill Hartack's legacy. Please click here to donate to the foundation.

Board of Directors

  • Tad Dowd
  • Judge Eddie L. Sapir
  • Michael Stidham
  • Michele Fischer
  • Michael Goff
  • LeRoy Neiman (posthumously)
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