UPS sponsors Big Brown’s jockey in Kentucky Derby

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Louisville, Ky.—United Parcel Service of America announced a sponsorship of jockey Kent Desormeaux, who will be on board Big Brown in the 2008 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Big Brown is owned by IEAH Stables and Paul Pompa Jr., who is also the owner of Truck-Rite Corp.

“Riding with UPS is a perfect fit, and we’re definitely looking to let everyone ‘see what Big Brown can do for you’ on the racetrack,” Desormeaux said.

UPS became the official delivery company of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association in 2006. It created the “Off to the Races Delivered by UPS” program in 2007 to link its NASCAR sponsorships with its association with Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. —Kate Maddox

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