Gregson Foundation honors duo
August 15, 2017 3:00 AM
by Robert Mann
Top California trainers Jerry Hollendorfer and Art Sherman are this year’s honorees of The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. A charity fundraising dinner honoring the duo is set for Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort.
Jenine Sahadi, president of the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation, said, “We look forward to a fabulous evening celebrating Jerry and Art for their long and remarkable careers in thoroughbred horse racing. Good friends throughout their careers, they greatly deserve being celebrated for the excitement and richness they have each brought to this sport.”
Proceeds from the dinner are used to provide scholarships for the children of California’s backstretch community, as well as a variety of educational programs and recreational activities for the workers and their family members.
Among the Gregson Foundation’s past honorees are trainers Bob Baffert, Jack Van Berg, Ron McAnally, Mel Stute, and the late Warren Stute, in addition to such industry leaders as Ann and Jerry Moss, Mace and Samantha Siegel, Dr. Jack Robbins, and Joe and Barbara Harper. The Foundation has also saluted legendary jockeys Eddie Delahoussaye and Laffit Pincay, Jr., and Mike Smith and Gary Stevens.